World's shortest man

Updated On Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST
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Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall walks in a guesthouse just hours before he was to be measured by Guinness World Records officials, in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Updated on Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST

Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall walks in a guesthouse just hours before he was to be measured by Guinness World Records officials, in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Editor in Chief of Guinness World Records Craig Glanday, right, and Dr. Kashila Pradhan, left, officially measure Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall, at the CIWEC clinic in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Updated on Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST

Editor in Chief of Guinness World Records Craig Glanday, right, and Dr. Kashila Pradhan, left, officially measure Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall, at the CIWEC clinic in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, only 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, is officially measured by representatives of Guinness Book at the CIWEC clinic in Katmandu, Nepal. He was declared the shortest man ever documented after being measured by Guinness World Records officials. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Updated on Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST

Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, only 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, is officially measured by representatives of Guinness Book at the CIWEC clinic in Katmandu, Nepal. He was declared the shortest man ever documented after being measured by Guinness World Records officials. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali only 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, stands on a measuring device as medical doctor Rashila Pradhan (C) and Guinness World Records adjudicator Craig Glenday (R) look on at a hospital at Kathmandu. Dangi left his home in an isolated village in southwestern Nepal to fly to the capital, Kathmandu, to be measured by Guinness World Records officials. (AFP Photo/Prakash Mathema)
Updated on Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali only 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, stands on a measuring device as medical doctor Rashila Pradhan (C) and Guinness World Records adjudicator Craig Glenday (R) look on at a hospital at Kathmandu. Dangi left his home in an isolated village in southwestern Nepal to fly to the capital, Kathmandu, to be measured by Guinness World Records officials. (AFP Photo/Prakash Mathema)

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Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, sits on a table during breakfast just hours before he was to be measured by officials, in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Updated on Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST

Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, sits on a table during breakfast just hours before he was to be measured by officials, in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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World's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, only 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, looks at a copy of the Guinness World Record book at a guesthouse just hours before he was to be measured by officials, in Katmandu, Nepal. Dangi snatched the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Updated on Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST

World's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, only 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, looks at a copy of the Guinness World Record book at a guesthouse just hours before he was to be measured by officials, in Katmandu, Nepal. Dangi snatched the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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World's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi (R), a 72 year old Nepali, only 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, plays a traditional drum in Kathmandu. Dangi left his home in a isolated village in southwestern Nepal to fly to the capital to be measured by Guinness World Records officials. (AFP Photo / Prakash Mathema)
Updated on Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST

World's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi (R), a 72 year old Nepali, only 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, plays a traditional drum in Kathmandu. Dangi left his home in a isolated village in southwestern Nepal to fly to the capital to be measured by Guinness World Records officials. (AFP Photo / Prakash Mathema)

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World's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, has his traditional hat adjusted by his nephew Dolak Dangi as he walks to be measured by officials, in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Updated on Feb 26, 2012 04:20 PM IST

World's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, has his traditional hat adjusted by his nephew Dolak Dangi as he walks to be measured by officials, in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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