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Chandra Bahadur Dangi

1939 - 2015

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi (30 November 1939 – 3 September 2015) (Nepali: चन्द्रबहादुर डाँगी, pronounced [t͡sʌndrʌ ˈbʌɦadur ˈɖãŋɡi], or [t͡sʌndraˈbaːdur ˈɖãŋɡi] ) was a Nepali man who was the shortest man in recorded history, measuring 54.6 cm (1 ft 9+1⁄2 in). He broke the record previously set by Gul Mohammed (1957–1997), whose height was 57 cm (1 ft 10 in).Dangi came to the attention of the media when a wood contractor saw him in his village in the Dang district of Nepal. He was awarded the title of shortest adult human ever recorded, after his height was measured in February 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chandra Bahadur Dangi has received more than 2,349,338 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Chandra Bahadur Dangi is the 48th most popular celebrity (down from 25th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Nepal (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Nepalese Celebrity.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi is the shortest living man in recorded history. He is recognized by Guinness World Records as the shortest living man in recorded history.

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Among celebrities, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 48 out of 181Before him are Fritz Pfeffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Jean-Marie Loret, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Kim Peek, and Emilie Louise Flöge. After him are Elizabeth Stride, María Capovilla, Alice Keppel, Dan Inosanto, Eduard Roschmann, and Joseph Meister.

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Among people born in 1939, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 91Before him are Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Lee Majors, Leland H. Hartwell, Amancio Amaro, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, and Guntis Ulmanis. After him are Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Lily Tomlin, Daniel C. Tsui, Scott McKenzie, Krzysztof Zanussi, and Yaphet Kotto. Among people deceased in 2015, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 76Before him are Ornette Coleman, Jin Youzhi, Zhelyu Zhelev, Robert Loggia, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld. After him are Georges Wolinski, Árpád Göncz, Khaled al-Asaad, Dettmar Cramer, Wayne Dyer, and Cabu.

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Among people born in Nepal, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 10 out of 55Before him are Maya (-600), Rāhula (-534), Yaśodharā (-600), Śuddhodana (-590), Mahapajapati Gotami (-600), and Janaka (null). After him are Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723), Birendra of Nepal (1945), Bidhya Devi Bhandari (1961), Ram Baran Yadav (1948), and Anuruddha (-450).


Among celebrities born in Nepal, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 1