Died the smallest man in the world — Khagendra Thapa Magar

Khagendra Thapa Magar was the smallest man in the world who could walk independently. This fact is confirmed by Guinness world records (GWR). Magar died on Friday 17 January at the age of 27 in hospital of Nepal (India) from pneumonia.

Representatives of the Guinness Book of records gave a tribute to Mr. Maghār, saying that he «did not let his small size stop him to get the most out of life.»

In 2010, Magar was declared the smallest man in the world. At the time he was 18 years old. At the ceremony of assignment of the title was attended by local and international dignitaries.

«I don’t consider myself a small man. I’m a big man — and I hope to prove it», he said.

GWR divides people super-low growth to those who can move on their own, and those who are deprived of this ability. Filipina June Balaoing who can’t walk and stand without assistance, is the smallest in the world among the «stationary» people. Its growth — 59,93 see

Magar once lost its title of the most low in the world rolling the man over his compatriot Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the growth of which does not exceed 54,6 see In 2015 Dang died, and the title returned to its previous owner.

First on Khagendra Thapa Magar drew attention to the local salesman. At the time, Magar was 14 years old, and his job was to be photographed with children at the fairs.

Receiving recognition from GWR in 2010, he began to travel around the world, performed on television in Europe and the United States, became the official face of tourism campaign of Nepal.

Craig Glenda, editor in chief of GWR, said he was «terribly sad» to hear news of the death of Mr. Magar.

«His bright smile was so contagious that it melted the hearts of everyone who met him», he said.