Chandra Bahadur Dangi

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Date of Birth November 30, 1939
Place of Birth Salyan District, Nepal
Date of Death Sep 3, 2015 (75)
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Chandra Bahadur Dangi

Chandra Bahadur Dangi was a Nepali man who was the shortest man in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence, measuring 54.6 cm. Dangi was a primordial dwarf. He broke the record of Gul Mohammed, whose height was 57 cm. Dangi came to the attention of the media when a wood contractor saw him in his village in the Dang district of Nepal. He was awarded the title of shortest adult human ever recorded after his height was measured in February 2012. He was subsequently included in the Guinness World Records. Three of his five brothers were less than 1.22 m tall, while his two sisters and two other brothers are of average height.

Born: November 30, 1939, Salyan, Salyan District, Nepal
Died: September 3, 2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa
Nationality: Nepalese
Occupation: Farmer, craftsman
Known for: World's shortest adult human

About Chandra Bahadur Dangi

Afflicted with primordial dwarfism, Dangi broke the world record for shortest man to have ever lived. He reached an adult height of only one foot and 9.5 inches.

Before Fame

Before becoming internationally famous for his short stature, he led a quiet existence as a craftsman and farmer.


In late 2014, he made the acquaintance of the tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen, who at eight feet and three inches tall, towered over Dangi.

Family Life

A native of Kalimati, Nepal, he spent his adult life living with his nephews in a Nepalese village.


He and the shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge of India, were photographed together for the 2013 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Information related to Chandra Bahadur Dangi

  • Dwarfism - Dwarfism, also known as short stature, occurs when an organism is extremely small. In humans, it is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 147 centimetres, regardless of sex, although some individuals with dwarfism are slightly taller.
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Latest information about Chandra Bahadur Dangi updated on October 30, 2020.

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