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Nepal boy shortest in world

Updated: 2006-09-01 22:11
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KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's shortest boy is waiting for word from the Guinness World Records, where he has applied to be named the shortest in the world, his supporters said on Wednesday.

Nepal boy shortest in world
Undated hand-out picture released by the Khagendra Foundation(KF) shows 14-year-old Nepali boy Khagendra Thapa Magar(L) standing next to another boy at his home in the Banglung district in northwest Nepal. Khagendra, who is only 50 Cm (20 inches) tall has been put forward for a Guinness world record as the world's smallest person.[AFP]

Khagendra Thapa Magar, 14, is only 20 inches tall and weighs 10 pounds.

According to Min Bahadur Thapa, president of the Khagendra Thapa Magar Foundation, they are expecting to receive a reply from London-based Guinness World Records in the next few days. The foundation was set up to collect funds for the boy.

There was no listing on the Guinness World Records' web site on a shortest boy category, but Thapa claimed their closest competitor was 25 inches tall.

The boy and family members are currently touring south Nepal, seeking support for the foundation.

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