After falling sick, 75-year-old Dangi, who was touring Samoa Islands in the South Pacific, was admitted to a local hospital where he breathed his last at around 12:00 pm, said Thaneswar Guragai who had been assisting Dangi in various tour programmes.
"Chandra Bahadur Dangi's nephew, Dolakh, called me from the Samoa Islands and asked me to inform the family about the death," Guragai, who is in Kathmandu, was quoted as saying by the media.
The Guinness World Records had recognised Dangi as the world's shortest man on February 26, 2012. He was 54.6 cm (21.5 inch) tall, at the time of verification by the Guinness team, when he was 72.
Besides being the shortest man, he also had a record of the world’s shortest adult ever measured.

Nepal's Ambassador to the United States, Arjun Karki, however, told the daily over phone that the Nepali mission in Washington DC is yet to receive information about Dangi’s death officially.


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