World’s Tiniest Man Died
He may have been the world’s tiniest man, but he led a great life — going to plenty of countries and making appearances on global television.
Khagendra Thapa Magar, who endured at 2 feet and 2.41 inches tall, passed away on Friday at 27 after recent struggles with asthma and pneumonia, his family told.
“He has been in and out of the health center because of disease,” his brother, Mahesh Thapa Magar, told Agence France Presse. “But this moment, his heart was also affected.”
“We’re seriously sad to hear the news from Nepal that Khagendra is no longer with us,” told GWR Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday in a statement.
About World’s Tiniest Man
Magar, the heir of a fruit seller in Nepal, famous in his country and even appointed as a Nepalese Goodwill Ambassador for Tourism.
He liked playing guitar and riding motorbikes, and once met the world’s shortest woman.
The record awarding company considered Magar as the world’s tiniest man with the capacity to step, surviving only 2.75 inches taller than Junrey Balawing.
Magar, from Nepal, in the beginning, got the title on his 18th birthday — seizing the record from Colombian Edward Hernandez.
Magar finally lost the title when Chandra Bahadur Dangi, also from Nepal, identified and measured at 1 foot and 9.5 inches. But he took it back upon Dangi’s 2015 loss.
With Magar’s loss, the record for the tiniest living mobile man again holds by Hernandez.