Chandra Bahadur Dangi, born November 30, 1939 and died on September 4, 2015.
He was the shortest man in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence, measuring 0.546 m (1 ft 9 1⁄2 in).
Dangi was a primordial dwarf. He broke the record of Gul Mohammed (1957–1997), the shortest adult human whose height was 0.57 m (1 ft 10 in).
Chandra came to news highlights of local media when a wood contractor saw him in his village.
Three of his five brothers were less than four feet tall, while his two sisters and two other brothers are of average height.
He was awarded the title of shortest adult human ever recorded after his height was measured in 24 hours.
He was subsequently enrolled as one of the Guinness World Records.
Dangi lived with his nephews in a remote village of Nepal which is some 400 km away from the country’s capital.
He wished to travel all parts of his country and the world. He stated that with him being the shortest man of the world and belonging to Nepal, he wants to popularize his village and his country through the medium of this title.
In 2012, at age 73 he met the world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge of Nagpur, India.
The pair posed together for the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records 2013.
It is currently unknown what medical condition has restricted Dangi’s height.
On 13 November 2014, as part of Guinness World Records Day, Dangi met, for the first time, the world’s tallest living man, Sultan Kösen, at an event in London.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi died in American Samoa on September 4, 2015 at the age of 75.