Tiny teenager: Despite being just 2ft tall and weighs 10lbs, Khagendra
cannot claim the title of smallest man until he turns 18 in October this year
“At just two-feet-tall, Khagendra Thapa Magar is just four months away from being named the world’s smallest man. Excitedly awaiting his 18th birthday in October of this year, Khagendra and his family are in contact with Guinness to take the official crown from 2ft 5in He Ping Ping of China. Weighing only 10lbs, Khagendra has become something of a celebrity in his native Nepal, where politicians have joined the clamor to see him recognized as the smallest man in the world and villagers have dubbed him Little Buddha.”
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Born seventeen years ago in the remote Baglung District 125 miles away from the capital Kathmandu, Khagendra’s family have always known he was destined for great things, despite his size.
‘He was born weighing only 600 grams (1lb 5oz),’ says his mother Dhana Maya Thapa Magar, 33.
‘It was like watching a newly hatched chick fresh from a shell.
‘I admit that at first I was ashamed of him and would not leave the house, but now I only feel pride and am desperate for him to be named as the tinniest man in the world.’