The world’s shortest man dies at the age of 75 due to a complicated case of pneumonia. Chandra Dangi will be remembered as a true wonder of the natural world and an amazing person.
Mr. Dangi from Nepal stood only 21.5 inches tall but his character made his influence on his community nothing short of colossal. He received the title for the World’s Shortest Man from Guinness World Records two years back and his greatest joy was to be able to travel the world in the name of his native country.
“It makes me extremely proud to represent Nepal all around the world, I’m extremely humbled by the support I receive.”, Mr. Dangi said in an interview for the Telegraph that he gave last year.
The Guinness World Record photograph that featured both Mr. Dangi and Sultan Kosen, from Turkey, the holder of the title for the World’s Tallest Man at a height of 8 feet 1 inch, that you can see above is one of the most impressive photos in Guinness history, as it relays the immense diversity that that nature has created on this planet.
It was an extremely moving moment when Mr. Kosen said that looking at Mr. Dangi, he realizes that they are quite very much alike and that he can see that they have faced similar hardships throughout their lives due to their extreme heights.
In spite of his height, Mr. Dangi has never shied away from hard work throughout his life. He was a skilled placemat and head strap manufacturer. He spent his days in the village of Reemkholi, that is almost 350 miles away from Kathmandu, India and he has earned money and fame for his home after receiving the tile from Guinness World Records.
Therefore, a great many people are mourning his loss at the moment, but they remember him as an unique character, an example of strength and a delightful person.
Chandra Dangi died in a hospital from American Samoa, where he was scheduled to make an appearance, and while the full extent of the factors that have led to his death have not been made public, the pneumonia that he was being treated for seems to have been the most influential one, as reported by the Kathmandu post.
Mr. Dangi will be remembered as an extraordinary record holder by the Guinness Community, an icon of strength by his native community and a great man by all. He will he greatly missed by all the people that he has impressed with his wonderful character.