Nepal: Magar, 18 years old and measures 56 cm
KATHMANDU - The young Khagendra Thapa Magar, considered the shortest man in the world with his size of 56 cm, hopes to enter the Guinness Book of Records now he just turned 18.
- Four years ago, the Nepalese had been denied access to the record books because he had not reached majority. But his 18 candles, blown Wednesday, make a glimpse to his celebrity.
"Now he has 18, we will complete the necessary documents for the Guinness Book of Records", said his father Rup Bahadur Thapa Magar. "I want he has a good future, that he accesses education and has an independent life," he added.
"When he was born, he was so small that he could fit in the palm of a hand. But I am proud to be his father, he brought fame to his country," he said.
The world record for the smallest man is being held by a Chinese man, Pingping, with 73 centimetres. And the absolute record was previously held by a New Delhi resident, Gul Mohammed, with 56 cm, according to the website of the Guinness record.
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