World’s Shortest Man : ‘Prince Chandra’ Passes Away At The Age Of 75, Guinness World Records says

World's Shortest Man : 'Prince Chandra' Passes Away At The Age Of 75, Guinness World Records says

The world’s shortest man, as verified by the Guinness Book of Records, has died of an undisclosed illness in American Samoa, a hospital spokeswoman said on Friday.

Chandra Dangi, who stood at 1ft 9.5in tall, had reported to have been suffering pneumonia after being admitted to hospital in American Samoa last week.

In 2012 was awarded the titles of shortest living man and shortest man ever after being found to be half an inch shorter than the previous holder, Gul Mohammed from India.

Two years later, Dangi travelled to London to meet the world’s tallest man, 8ft 2in Sultan Kosen from Turkey.

In a statement, Guinness World Records said it was “deeply saddened” to hear of his passing.

“GWR would like to express its sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mr Dangi’s family in this difficult time.

“He will be remembered forever as an iconic and extraordinary record holder.”