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The world’s shortest mobile man (27) died

The shortest man who could walk on his own died at the age of 27. Khagendra Thapa Magar died in hospital in Nepal from the consequences of severe pneumonia, his foundation reports.

In recent years, Magar has had an enormous number of fans who have united in a foundation named after him. It was also this foundation that sent a letter to Guinness World Record in London in 2009 with an official request for a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Due to its small height, Khagendra was placed on that famous record list.

Khagendra Thapa Magar poses for a photo in 2010 with Miss Nepal (center)
©AFP – Khagendra Thapa Magar poses for a photo in 2010 with Miss Nepal (center)

On his eighteenth birthday, he was 67.08 centimeters long. That earned him the title of the shortest man who could move on his own. According to the organization, the approximately 7 centimeters smaller Junrey Balawing cannot stand or walk without help.

In October 2010, Khagendra Thapa Magar received a certificate from Guinness World Records for the smallest man
©AFP – In October 2010, Khagendra Thapa Magar received a certificate from Guinness World Records for the smallest man

According to GWR, the father of Khagendra stated that his son at birth was “so small that he fit in the palm of your hand.” “It was therefore very difficult to bathe him.” According to friends, Khagendra has had many medical problems in recent years.

“Life can be challenging if you only weigh 6 kilos and don’t fit into a world geared to the average person,” says GWR editor-in-chief Craig Glenday. Yet according to him, Khagendra tried to get everything out of life. The title for the shortest mobile man now goes to the approximately 70 centimeters long Edward Hernandez.

Photo was taken in 2010 by Edward Nino Hernandez, who now bears the title for the shortest mobile man in the world
© AP – Photo was taken in 2010 by Edward Nino Hernandez, who now bears the title for the shortest mobile man in the world

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