A 17-year-old from Kathmandu, Nepal has been named the world’s shortest teenager (male) by Guinness World Records (GWR).
Meet 17-year-old Dar Bahadur Khapangi from Nepal, our new youngest teen record holder https://t.co/0igbAPiOD6
– Guinness World Records (@GWR) May 24, 2022
Dor Bahadur Khapangi was born on November 14, 2004. GWR said its measurements were taken in Kathmandu on March 23 and a height of 73.43 cm (2 feet 4.9 inches) was found.
“I’m glad my brother got the Guinness World Records certificate,” said Nara Bahadur Khapangi, Khapangi’s older brother.
According to GWR, Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, handed over a certificate to Khapangi at a function in Kathmandu.
The teenager lives with his parents and siblings in Sindhuli district, about 130 km south-east of Kathmandu. He is the youngest son of a farmer and attends school in a small village.
His brother hopes that the recognition of Khapangi by Guinness World Records will help him teach in his school.
Nara Dar Bhadur Khapangi said, “Dar Bahadur was right when he was born. However, he did not grow up from the age of seven. His peers have increased but Dor Bahadur did not. We do not know why,” Nara Bhadur told Khapangi. Latin Press.
The record was previously held by Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal. Khagendra, who was born in October 1992, was born with primitive dwarfism and his height was 65.58 cm (2 feet 1.8 inches).
Khagendra became the shortest living person (mobile) at the age of 18 and sadly died in 2020 at the age of 27.
According to GWR, Colombian Edward Hernandez, 36, 2 feet 4.39 inches (72.10 cm) is the shortest living person he has held since April 13, 2010.