Chandra Dangi Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
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About Chandra Bahadur Dangi

Prior to being famous, Chandra Bahadur Dangi never left his village.
His height was 1 ft 9.5 in (54.6 cm), and his short stature was associated with primordial dwarfism. It is a medical condition of dwarfism, causing stunted growth in humans and restricting the body to a miniature size from birth until death.
The world record holder for being the shortest man in the world, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, was from Salyan district, Nepal, born in November 1939. The previous record-holder for being the shortest man in the world was held by Gul Mohammed from New Delhi in India, who was 1 ft 10 in (57 cm). He was a farmer and a craftsman. You will learn a lot about the world record, family life, and the tiny stature of this man down below.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi's Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What was Chandra Bahadur Dangi's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Chandra Bahadur Dangi is $1.5 million. He earned this wealth by being the shortest man in the world, making it to the Guinness Book of World Records. He was also able to travel the world, attending different events.

How much did Chandra Bahadur Dangi earn per year?

The exact amount of salary earned by Chandra Bahadur Dangi during his days is unknown. When he was alive, he used to work as a craftsman and farmer, through which he primarily earned an income.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall was Chandra Bahadur Dangi?

Chandra Bahadur Dangi is 1 ft 9.5 in (54.6 cm) in height.

How old was Chandra Bahadur Dangi?

Chandra Bahadur Dangi was 75 at the time of his death, in September, just two months before his 76th birthday in November 2015.

Childhood And Education

Chandra Bahadur Dangi was born on November 30, 1939. There are no details about his parents.
His birth place is the Salyan district, located in Nepal. When he was born, his size was of an average newborn baby. However, his physical development was not the same as that of an average human in his growing years. So, Dangi was prescribed bone-strengthening medicines, which did not help him.
He grew up with seven siblings, with three brothers falling into the category of people with short stature as they measured about 4 ft (122 cm) tall, and the rest of his siblings (two brothers and two sisters) have an average height. Dangi and his family moved to Reemkholi from the Salyan district, a remote village located almost 250 mi (400 km) from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Chandra Bahadur Dangi's partner?

Chandra Bahadur Dangi was unmarried throughout his life.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Prior to making it to the Guinness Book of World records, Chandra Bahadur Dangi made namlo, which is a jute basket that is carried over a person's back and strapped over one's head.
A wood contractor visiting Reemkholi in 2012 noticed Dangi's small stature and suggested his name to the world records. Dangi then had to travel to Kathmandu to get his height checked. The officials of World Records assessed his height three times and established that Dangi was the shortest living human in the world. On September 3, 2015, Dangi died at 75 in American Samoa in Pago Pago's Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center. Although the exact cause of his death is unknown, 'The Kathmandu Post' reported that Dangi had pneumonia. Dangi was touring across the South Pacific with the Magic Circus of Tupa'l Bruno from Samoa.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi was best known for making it to the Guinness Book of World records for being the shortest man in the world.
Dangi met Jyoti Amge of India's Nagpur, the shortest woman in the world, in 2012 and featured together in 2013's 'The Guinness Book of Records' (57th edition). Dangi also met Sultan Kosen, the tallest male in the world, on November 13, 2014, in London on the 'Guinness World Records Day.'

Chandra Bahadur Dangi's Hobbies And Interests

After being recognized by the world records, Dangi stated that he had always wished to explore Nepal and other parts of the world.

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi

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54 cm

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Craftsman, Farmer

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Christian MbaBachelor of Science specializing in Computer Science

Christian Mba is an experienced blogger and content writer with over a decade of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Nigeria and has a keen interest in Python programming. Along with his writing and blogging expertise, he is also an SEO specialist with more than six years of experience. Chris, as he is commonly known, has a passion for music and enjoys playing the piano.

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