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World’s shortest man dies

 International Desk

 Published: 10:17 PM, 18 January 2020   Updated: 11:45 AM, 19 January 2020

World`s shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar

World`s shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar

The world's shortest man who could walk has died at the age of 27.

Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal measured just 67.08cm (2ft 2.41in) tall and entered the record books in 2010 when he turned 18.

Guinness World Records (GWR) said his friends had reported he had been struggling with heart problems, asthma and pneumonia.⁣

He died in a hospital in Nepal on Thursday.

GWR recognizes two categories for people of short stature - mobile and non-mobile - and Mr Magar's height made him the shortest living mobile man on the planet.

Born on 14 October 1992, he was officially measured at Fewa City Hospital in Pohkara, Nepal, on his 18th birthday in 2010. ⁣

His father recalled: "He was so tiny when he was born that he could fit in the palm of your hand, and it was very hard to bathe him because he was so small."⁣

Mr Magar documented a day in his life in 2018, revealing he spent time at his family's shop, played guitar and travelled around his home town on a motorbike with his brother.⁣