Khagendra Thapa, the shortest man in the world, plays drums while his younger brother Mahesh, 14, takes his picture at his rented house in Pokhara, west of Kathmandu October 14, 2010. Thapa is now the shortest man in the world after turning 18 today, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. He has officially been measured as being 67 cm (26.4 inches) tall, according to Marco Frigatti, Vice-President of the Guinness Book of World Records.

The world’s shortest man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, shows his fist to the audience at a felicitation programme in Kathmandu November 14, 2010. NGO Nepal Apang Sewa Kendra organized the programme in the honour of the 18-year-old being selected as the shortest living man in the world, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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October 14, 2010. Thapa, who turns 18 today, will be given a certificate by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the shortest man in the world. He has officially been measured as being 67 cm (26.4 inches) tall, according to Mario Frigatti, Vice-President of the Guinness Book of World Records.

The world’s shortest man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, plays with the hand of his caretaker at a felicitation programme in Kathmandu November 14, 2010.