At 21 and a half inches, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, from Nepal, is the shortest. Kosen is years-old and works as a farmer. Dangi, meanwhile, is 74 and has a job making placemats and head straps for villagers. Get The Brief. Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. Please enter a valid email address.
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Chandra is 5. The confirmed measurement also makes Chandra the shortest adult human to ever have their height verified by Guinness World Records, beating a benchmark set by Gul Mohammed, New Delhi, India, who measured 57 cm In accordance with Guinness World Records guidelines, Chandra was measured three times in 24 hours and his height confirmed to be Chandra claims to be 72 years of age and weighs He has spent his entire life in the remote Nepalese mountain village of Rhimkholi, about miles west of Kathmandu. He lives there with his five brothers all of an average height and makes his living weaving traditional Nepalese garments. Chandra's home is so remote that it wasn't until recently that he gained attention; a forest contractor cutting timber in the village met him and informed local media.
This list includes the shortest ever verified people in their lifetime or profession. The entries below are broken down into different categories which range from sex, to age group and occupations. Most of the sourcing is done by Guinness World Records which in the last decade has added new categories for "mobile" and "non-mobile" men and women.