Khagendra Thapa Magar, Guinness World Records (GWR) holder for world’s shortest mobile man, died of Pneumonia at Manipal hospital in Nepal on January 17, 2020.
He was admitted to the hospital on January 16, 2020 for heart problems, asthma and pneumonia.
Magar, who measured 67.08cm (2 feet and 2.41 inches), has won the title of world’s shortest mobile man from Colombian Edward Hernandez in 2010 on his 18th birthday.
However, he lost the record to fellow Nepali Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who stood at 54.6cm (1 foot and 9.5 inches), in February 2012.
But he reclaimed the record after Chandra’s death in 2015.
After gaining acknowledgment by GWR, Magar toured around the world and appeared in many television shows across Europe and the United States.
He was also appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal Tourism.
Khagendra, the eldest son of Roop Bahadur and Dhan Maya, was born on 14 October 1992 in Baglung district of Nepal.
Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, expressed his condolences on hearing the news of Magar’s death.
With khagendra’s death, the title for shortest living mobile man is once again retained by Edward Hernandez with 70.21cm height.