The shortest man on the planet, Khagendra Thapa Magar, is dead.
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Khagendra succumbed to a couple of illnesses on Friday, 17 January while he was been attended to at Manipal Hospital in Nepal.
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According to a report by the Guinness World Records, Khaghendra was struggling with heart problems, asthma and pneumonia.
He was admitted at the Manipal Hospital on Thursday, 16 January where he was fighting for his life.
He first came to the attention of the Guinness World Records in 2010, when he was measured by the Records Manager and was confirmed to be the shortest male teenager living.
Khaghendra made his first appearance to the GWR in 2011 alongside the shortest female teenager, Jyoti Amge.
At the age of 18, Khaghendara qualified for the shortest adult title in the world, replacing Edward Hernandez of Colombia.
His stature caught the world's attention in 2011 and this saw him appointed as the Nepalese Goodwill Ambassador for Tourism.
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