Khagendra Thapa Magar

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Khagendra Thapa Magar (Nepali: खगेन्द्र थापामगर) (4 October 1992 — 17 January 2020)[1] was a Nepali man. He was the former shortest man in the world, measuring 0.67 m (2 ft 2 in).[2] Magar, who was a primordial dwarf, won the title of shortest man from Edward Niño Hernández when he turned 18 on 14 October 2010. He lost the title in June 2011 to Junrey Balawing of the Philippines.[3]

Magar died in a Pokhara hospital on 17 January 2020 of pneumonia, aged 27.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27". Agence-France Presse. Yahoo!. 17 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  2. Shrestha, Manesh (14 October 2010). "Nepalese teen named world's shortest man". CNN. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  3. "World record as 60cm teen Junrey Balawing turns 18". The Australian. 12 June 2011.