New shortest man in the world in a 59.93 cm tall, Junrey Balawing from Philippines. The previous shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar, from Nepal was 7 cm taller.
Junrey Balawing was born on June 12, 1993 in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. Guinness World Records officials declared him the record holder of the world’s shortest living person on Balawing’s 18th birthday celebration on June 12.
Khagendra became shortest man when he turned 18 years-old some 8 month back.
Balawing is the new record holder of shortest living person. But, he missed to break the all-time record made by Gul Mohammed of India, who was 0.571 m tall at the time of his death in in 1997.
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