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World's smallest Indian bodybuilder dies at 23

World's smallest bodybuilder from India has passed away after collapsing from a brain aneurysm. He was 23. Muscleman Aditya Romeo Dev, who was 2ft 9 ins, fell unconscious at home, the Daily Mail reported.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 16, 2012 11:05 IST
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World's smallest bodybuilder from India has passed away after collapsing from a brain aneurysm. He was 23.

Muscleman Aditya Romeo Dev, who was 2ft 9 ins, fell unconscious at home, the Daily Mail reported.

The pint-sized Indian made the Guinness Book of Records after being able to lift 1.5kg dumbbells, despite his 9kg bodyweight.

He was rushed to hospital in Jalandhar, but doctors could not save him.

"He was absolutely fine until last night when he suddenly fell unconscious," his father Anil Dev Sharma said.

"We rushed him to the hospital and he fell into a coma, he was unconscious all night. Doctors said the nerve supplying blood to his brain had ruptured, causing his death.

"It's a huge loss to our family, we will be grieving his death for the rest of our life," he added.

Romeo's mother Rakesh Bala, 49, said they were told by doctors many years ago that he might die at an early age.

"All these years we prayed for his long life," she said.