Nepalese man, 72, claims to be world’s shortest
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — He has never worked outside the home or seen a doctor, and until Wednesday, he had never left his remote mountain village in western Nepal. So 72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi only recently learned he might be the world’s shortest man.
Dangi says he’s only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall – about the size of a toddler – and he’s hoping to claim the title. Guinness World Records said in an email Wednesday that its officials would arrive in Nepal’s capital Sunday to measure Dangi.
Dangi took his first trip outside his village and his first trip on a plane to reach Katmandu on Wednesday.
“I am very happy to be in Katmandu for the first time in my life. I am here so I can take the Guinness title,” Dangi told reporters at the airport.
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