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Nepal's shortest boy eyes Guinness

india Updated: Aug 30, 2006 15:02 IST

Nepal's shortest boy is waiting for word from the Guinness World Records, where he has applied to be named the shortest in the world, his supporters said on Wednesday.

Khagendra Thapa Magar (14), is only 20 inches (50 cm) tall and weighs 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds).

According to Min Bahadur Thapa, president of the Khagendra Thapa Magar Foundation, they are expecting to receive a reply from London-based Guinness World Records in the next few days.

The foundation was set up to collect funds for the boy. There was no listing on the Guinness World Records' website on a shortest boy category, but Thapa claimed their closest competitor was 25 inches (64 cms) tall.

The boy and family members are currently touring south Nepal, seeking support for the foundation.

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