The shortest man on the planet, Khagendra Thapa Magar is dead.
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Khagendra succumbed to a couple of illnesses on Friday, January 17 while he was been attended to at Manipal Hospital in Nepal.
The young man, who was born on 14 October 1992, stood at 67.08 cm (2 ft 2.41 in) tall when measured at Fewa City Hospital in Pohkara, Nepal, on the advent of his 18th birthday in 2010.
According to a report by the Guinness World Records, Khaghendra was struggling with heart problems, asthma and pneumonia.
He was admitted at the Manipal Hospital on Thursday, January 16 where he was fighting for his life.
He first came to the attention of the Guinness World Records in 2010, when he was measured by the Records Manager and was confirmed to be the shortest male teenager living.
Khaghendra made his first appearance to the GWR in 2011 alongside the shortest female teenager, Jyoti Amge.
At the age of 18, Khaghendara qualified for the shortest adult title in the world replacing Edward Hernandez of Colombia.
His stature caught the world's attention in 2011 and this saw him appointed as the Nepalese Goodwill Ambassador for Tourism.
In other news, AfroChella happened in grand style drawing the attention of the Guinness World Records to its massive jollof cooking.
A news report indicates that the jollof that got the attention of the world-renowned organization was prepared by Tasty Tom, a popular food brand in Ghana.
The massive jollof was cooked by a team of experts in a large pot. Reports indicate that jollof has never 'happened' on such a massive scale.
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