World’s Shortest Man

Nepal54.6 cm (21.5 in)Chandra Bahadur DangiChandra was declared the shortest human adult ever documented and verified, measuring 21.51 in (54.64 cm). Height confirmed by Guinness World Records.[1]1939–2015
India57.0 cm (22.4 in)Gul MohammedGuinness World Records verified Mohammed’s height at 22 in (57 cm).[2] He was the shortest man ever verified up to 2012, when he lost the title to Chandra Bahadur Dangi.1957–1997
Philippines59.9 cm (23.6 in)Junrey BalawingFormer shortest living man in the world, measuring 22.0 in (56.0 cm), verified by Guinness World Records in 2012.[3] Balawing became the world’s shortest non mobile person following Chandra’s death in September, 2015 until his own death in 2020.[4][5]1993–2020
Hungary65 cm (26 in)István TóthShortest man claimant, was said to be 26 in (65 cm). Verification by Guinness World Records needs to be checked.[6][7] István died in May 2011 at the age of 48.[8]1963–2011
Nepal67 cm (26 in)Khagendra Thapa MagarKhagendra was the shortest man in the world until 2011, when he became the’world’s shortest mobile man. Guinness World Records has since made multiple categories for World’s shortest….[9][5] Khagendra passed away in 2020.1992–2020
Taiwan67.5 cm (26.6 in)Lin Yü-chihFormer shortest man in the world until 2009.[10]1972–
Colombia70.21 cm (27.64 in)Edward Niño HernándezNamed the shortest man after Pingping died in March 2010, at 27.64 in (70.21 cm), but lost the title in October 2010 to Magar.[11] Edward re-gained the title of World’s shortest mobile person following Magar’s death in 2020.[12]1986–
China74 cm (29 in)He PingpingOnce officially verified as shortest living man (mobile) at 29 in (74 cm), until death in March 2010.[13]1988–2010


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