Former world’s shortest man from Nepal dies at 28

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Forner shortest man, Khagendra Thapa Magar

Kathmandu – Nepal’s Khagendra Thapa Magar, former record-holder as the shortest man of the world, died  on Friday at the age of 28.

Magar, was admitted to Pokhara based Manipal Teaching Hospital after undergoing some problems last night, breathed his last breath Friday afternoon, Khagendra Thapa Magar Trust confirmed.

According to Trust, Khagendra died of pneumonia, also had severe issues including heart disease, respiratory problems and lack of hemoglobin in blood among others.

Guinness World had recognised Khagendra Thapa Magar as world’s shortest living man (mobile) in October 2010 when he was measured 67.08 cm (2 ft 2.41 in) on his 18th birthday.

Prior to this title, he was the shortest living teenager (male) measuring 65.58 cm (2 ft 1.8 in).

Khagendra Thapa Magar Trust informed his final rites will be performed in Pokhara on Saturday.