The world’s shortest man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, who stood just over 22 inches (56 centimetres) has died, on January 17th, 2020. He was 27.
Thapa, who was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s shortest man, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital.
Doctors involved in Thapa’s treatment said he died due to pneumonia. It has been learnt that Thapa suffered from a chronic respiratory ailment due to his height and body’s weight.
Thapa, who was born in Dhulubaskot-6 in Baglung district, was officially recorded as the world’s shortest man in the Guinness World Records on October 14th, 2010. He has been given the registration number–154894.
Thapa was born on October 14th, 1992 in Pokhara, Nepal to Roop Bahadur and Dhan Maya.
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