World's shortest teen - just 2ft 5in at age of 18 recognised in Nepal

The teeny tiny teen: World’s shortest teenagerjust 2ft 5in at the age of 18 – is recognised by Guinness World Records in Nepal

  • Dor Bahadur Khapangi arrived in arms of a relative to collect his Guinness World Record certificate today
  • The 18-year-old is now the new record holder as the world’s shortest living male teenager at 2ft 4.9 duim
  • The CEO of the Tourism Board of Nepal handed Khapangi the certificate at a small ceremony in Kathmandu
  • The world’s shortest teenager has been crowned in Kathmandu, Nepal as he arrived to collect his award from Guinness World Records.

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who measures just 2ft 5in (73.43cm), was carried by a relative to the location in the Nepalese capital.

    Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of the Tourism Board, handed Khapangi the framed certificatewhich came up to his chestat a ceremony organised by Guinness World Records this morning.

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who measures just 2ft 5in (73.43cm), stands with his new Guinness World Record certificate in Kathmandu

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who measures just 2ft 5in (73.43cm), stands with his new Guinness World Record certificate in Kathmandu

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi, 18, the shortest teenager living is carried by a relative

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi, 18, the shortest teenager living (manlik) at a height of 73.43 cm (2ft 4.9 in)

    Khapangi arrived at the certificate ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the foot of the Himalayan mountains, in the arms of a relative

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi, the world's shortest male teenager, is lead by the arm by a young girl twice his height through a quiet street

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi, the world’s shortest male teenager, is lead by the arm by a young girl twice his height through a quiet street

    Khapangi looks pleased as Dhananjay Regmi (links), CEO of the Tourism Board, handed him the framed certificate - which came up to his chest - at a ceremony organised by Guinness World Records this morning

    Khapangi looks pleased as Dhananjay Regmi (links), CEO of the Tourism Board, handed him the framed certificatewhich came up to his chestat a ceremony organised by Guinness World Records this morning

    Khapangi received his award for world's shortest male teenager at the age of 18 jare en 6 maande

    Khapangi poses for the cameras in a little chequered cap and trendy green trainers

    Khapangi poses for the cameras in a little chequered cap and trendy green trainers. He received his award for world’s shortest male teenager at the age of 18 jare en 6 maande

    Khapangi appears to beam before the throngs of photographers and media who had assembled this morning in Kathmandu for the award ceremony

    Khapangi appears to beam before the throngs of photographers and media who had assembled this morning in Kathmandu for the award ceremony

    Born in Nepal in 2004, the young man posed with his certificate in front of a bevvy of photographers and media present at the ceremony.

    The Guinness World Records holder for shortest female in the world is Jyoti Amge from India.

    In 2009 she was confirmed as the shortest living female teenager at just 2ft (61.95cm).

    Nou 28, she has retained her record all this time and even appeared on American television as regular character Ma Petite in American Horror Story: Freak Show, in which she premiered in 2014.

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi is accompanied by an adult who holds his hands as he walks through a house in Nepal

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi is accompanied by an adult who holds his hands as he walks through a house in Nepal

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi sits on a bed in a hospital as he looks over at the woman in the foreground

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi sits on a bed in a hospital as he looks over at the woman in the foreground

    An excited press scrum lean down to get pictures and videos of the tiny teen who is stood on a ledge to gain some height for the cameras

    An excited press scrum lean down to get pictures and videos of the tiny teen who is stood on a ledge to gain some height for the cameras

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi poses with Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of the Tourism Board, and a relative as he receives his certificate for being the world's shortest male teenager

    Dor Bahadur Khapangi poses with Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of the Tourism Board, and a relative as he receives his certificate for being the world’s shortest male teenager