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Khagendra Thapa Magar

 

Khagendra Thapa Magar

Khagendra Thapa Magar
Khágendra Thapa Magar and Franz Müllner, winner of the 2005 Germany's Strongest Man contest (photo 2011)
Born (1992-10-14) 14 October 1992
Baglung District, Nepal
Nationality Nepali
Occupation Actor
Known for Formerly being the world's shortest living man

Khagendra Thapa Magar (Nepali: खगेन्द्र थापामगर) (born 14 October 1992[1]), son of Rup Bahadur and Dhana Maya Thapa Magar, was the shortest man in the world, measuring 0.67 m (2 ft 2 in).[2] Formerly the shortest teenager in the world, Magar took the title of shortest man from Edward Niño Hernández when he turned 18 on 14 October 2010. Magar is a primordial dwarf. He lost the title of "World's Shortest Man" on 13 June 2011, to Junrey Balawing of the Philippines.[3]

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Biography

Born on 18 Asoj 2049 in the Nepali calendar, or 14 October 1992,[1] He is from the Baglung District of Nepal and is dubbed as a "little Buddha" by the villagers. Just 600 grams (21 oz) at birth, he weighs 5.5 kilograms (12 lb; 0.87 st).[4]

In May 2008, Khagendra appeared in the British Channel 4 documentary called The World's Smallest Man and Me hosted by Mark Dolan.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "World's shortest man" - does he measure up? Guinness World Records blog
  2. ^ "Nepalese teen named world's shortest man". CNN. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  3. ^ "World record as 60cm teen Junrey Balawing turns 18". The Australian. 12 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Mo., 21.4., 22.15 Uhr, in "Extra": RTL-Reporter Jenke von Wilmsdorff trifft den kleinsten Mann der Welt
  5. ^ "Programme Two: The World's Smallest Man and Me". Channel4.com. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • "In pictures: New world's shortest man". BBC photo article, 14 October 2010
  • "Nepal Boy Claims to Be Shortest in World". Associated Press/AP Online, 30 August 2006


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