World’s Shortest Man

Nationality Height Name Notes Lifespan
Nepal 54.6 cm (21.5 in) Chandra Bahadur Dangi Chandra 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
India 57.0 cm (22.4 in) Gul Mohammed Guinness 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
Philippines 59.9 cm (23.6 in) Junrey Balawing Former 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
Hungary 65 cm (26 in) István Tóth Shortest 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
Nepal 67 cm (26 in) Khagendra Thapa Magar Khagendra 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
Taiwan 67.5 cm (26.6 in) Lin Yü-chih Former shortest man in the world until 2009.[10] 1972–
Colombia 70.21 cm (27.64 in) Edward Niño Hernández Named 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–
China 74 cm (29 in) He Pingping Once officially verified as shortest living man (mobile) at 29 in (74 cm), until death in March 2010.[13] 1988–2010