World’s shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi dies at 75. The shortest man Bahadur Dangi died due to pneumonia. The hospital is preparing the death certificate before handing over his body to his family.
World’s shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi dies at 75
The Worlds Shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi, verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s shortest man – at 21.5 inches (54.6cm) – died of an undisclosed illness in American Samoa. Chandra Dangi was suffering from pneumonia. While he was touring Samoa Islands, a US territory in South Pacific Ocean, he fell sick and was admitted to London B Johnson Tropical Medical Center in Pago. Thaneswar Guragai, who assisted him on his tours, was quoted in Himalayan Times: “Chandra Bahadur Dangi’s nephew, Dolakh, called me from the Samoa Islands and asked me to inform the family about the death.” Guragai was in Kathmandu when Dangi breathed his last.
Dangi also holds a record of worlds shortest adult, but not ever measured
Dangi lived in a remote village around 400km (248 miles) from Kathmandu, and traveled the world after he was officially declared the world’s smallest man in 2013. Being declared as the shortest man, Dangi also had a record of the world’s shortest adult ever measured. Dangi was the seventh sibling of a family of six brothers and two sisters, all of whom are normal in height.The medical centre in Samoa Islands where Dangi was undergoing treatment, is preparing to issue the death certificate before handing over his body to his family or their representative, he added.