Oct. 14: Nepal's Khagendra Thapa Magar celebrates after being awarded the title of the world's shortest man by Guinness record officials, in Pokhara, 124 miles west of Katmandu, Nepal.
Magar measured in at 26.4 inches, displacing the former record holder, Edward Nino Hernandez of Colombia, who measures 27 inches.
Magar is weighed on a scale at a local hospital before being declared the world's shortest man by Guinness record officials, in Pokhara, 124 miles west of Katmandu, Nepal.
Magar's younger brother Mahesh Bahadur feeds him cake during a ceremony by Guinness record officials to award Magar the title of world's shortest man in Pokhara.
Magar is helped by his father Rup Bahadur to tie his shoelaces during his meeting with the media before leaving for Europe in Kathmandu this past February.
Magar waves to the media before leaving for Europe in Kathmandu in February.
Magar poses for photographers with Londoner "Tiny Iron" in central London in September.
Magar — who already travels as part of a dancing troupe when he isn't helping his parents in their fruit shop — seems ready for the media spotlight that will accompany his new title.
Next year he is to serve as a government-appointed goodwill ambassador as his nation celebrates Visit Nepal Year.
Khagendra Thapa Magar, who has the body of a toddler, turned 18 on Thursday and was officially declared the world's shortest man by Guinness record officials