World's shortest woman sets another record
The world's smallest woman from India, 18-year-old Jyoti Amge set another world record when she met the world's shortest man Chandra Dangi from Nepal to pose for the 2013 edition of Guinness Book of Records in Italy.world Updated: Aug 30, 2012 15:36 IST
The world's smallest woman from India, 18-year-old Jyoti Amge set another world record when she met the world's shortest man Chandra Dangi from Nepal to pose for the 2013 edition of Guinness Book of Records in Italy.
The meeting of the two set another record as this was the first time the world's smallest man and woman have met in recorded history, the Daily Mail reported.
There might be a huge generation gap between 72-year-old Chandra and Jyoti but they were joking and laughing as they posed for photos with the new book, both dressed in traditional outfits from their native countries, earlier this year.
Pictures of the union will be featured in the soon-to-be-released Guinness World Records 2013 book.
Jyoti from Nagpur in India officially became the world's smallest woman on her 18th birthday last December and Dangi's confirmation came in February this year after measuring by Guinness officials.
Jyoti has a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia which means she will stay 24.7 inches for the rest of her life.
She is set to visit the UK in September to help launch the new book.
"Since being recognised by Guinness World Records I have been able to visit lots of different countries. I love travelling. I have visited Japan and parts of Europe and now I can't wait to visit the UK," she was quoted as saying by the paper.
Dangi hails from a small village called Rhimkola, some 400 kilometres west of Kathmandu.
"I'm very happy that my name will be written in a book. It's a big thing for my family, my village and my country," Dangi said.
At 21.5 inches Dangi is also the shortest man in history, breaking the previous record of India's Gul Mohammed (1957–97) who was 22.5 inches tall.
First Published: Aug 30, 2012 15:33 IST