Gul Mohammed

Gul Mohammed (February 15, 1957 – October 1, 1997) of New Delhi, India, according to Guinness World Records, was the shortest adult human being of his time whose existence and height have been independently verified.[1]

Gul Mohammed
गुल मोहम्मद
Born(1957-02-15)February 15, 1957
DiedOctober 1, 1997(1997-10-01) (aged 40)
New Delhi, India
Known forFormer shortest verified adult human being (1990–2011)
Height57 cm (1 ft 10+716 in)

On July 19, 1990, he was examined by Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India, and he stood 1 foot 10.5 inches (57 cm) tall and weighed 37.5 lbs (17 kg). He died on October 1, 1997, from respiratory complications and after a long struggle with asthma and bronchitis.[2] His record was broken by Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal whose height was just 21.5 inches (54.6 cm).[3]

Preceded by Shortest Recognized adult human ever
Succeeded by

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  1. ^ News. (1997-10-03). Gul Mohammed; World's Shortest Man. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
  2. ^ Abhijit Naik. (2010-06-29) Smallest Man in the World Archived 2012-07-22 at Buzzle.Com Website. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  3. ^ Gurubacharya, Binaj (26 February 2012). "72-year-old Nepalese man from remote mountain village declared shortest human on record". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2 December 2012.