A Nepalese teenager has set the record for the world’s shortest living male teenager.
Dor Bahadur Khapangi, 17, was given a Guinness World Records certificate in Kathmandu on Monday, May 23, according to local media reports.
Khapangi, who stands at a height of 73.43cm (2ft 4.9in), was pictured with his brother Nara Bahadur Khapangi, who carried him to the award ceremony, and CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Dhananjay Regmi.
He was also seen walking with his young niece Om Kumari Pulami Magar ahead of the event.
Photographers and reporters were later spotted crowding around to take a picture of him.
Dor’s Guinness World Records certificate reads: “The shortest teenager living (male) is Dor Bahadur Khapangi (Nepal, b. 14 November 2004) who measured an average of 73.43cm (2ft 4.9in) in Kathmandu, Nepal on 23 March 2022.”
He met tourist board chiefs in his home city who presented him with the declaration that barely came up to his chest.
The world’s shortest living female is 2ft tall Jyoti Amge, 28, from Nagpur in India.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1999 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London, in August 1955.
The first edition topped the best-seller list in the United Kingdom by Christmas 1955. The following year the book was launched internationally, and as of the 2022 edition, it is now in its 67th year of publication, published in 100 countries and 23 languages, and maintains over 53,000 records in its database.
Khapangi became a part of the Guinness World Records family in 2009 when she was confirmed as the world’s shortest teenager living (female) at 61.95 cm (2 ft).
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