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Nepali man ‘world’s shortest’?

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An elderly Nepali man, just 41 cm tall, is stepping up his campaign to be recognised as the world’s shortest person. Master Nau (73, in photo), who is confined to a wheelchair, recently flew from his remote Bhairahawa village southwest of the capital Kathmandu to press his request to be recognised in the Guinness World Records. He is staking his claim in an “immovable” category, which, according to the Guinness World Records, recognises a person who cannot walk. It is currently held by a Taiwanese man, who stands 68 cm. Officials from Guinness World Records have said Mr. Nau could qualify for the record, according to world record enthusiast Thaneshwar Guragain, who has taken up Mr. Nau’s claim . A fellow Nepalese man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi (74), 54.6 cm tall, holds the current record for the world’s shortest man in the “movable” category.

— AFP


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