By Jane Nambi
The world’s shortest woman and man met fort the first time but it turned out that the woman beat the man as she was taller than him by a couple of inches.
The two Guinness World Records holders met for the first time during a photo shoot to promote the up coming release of Guinness World Records 2013 on September 13th.
72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi, from a remote area of Nepal standing at 21.5 inches tall met 18-year-old Jyoti Amge from Nagpur, India and measures just under 25 inches tall.“It was an extraordinary moment,” says Marco Frigatti, the official Guinness World Records Adjudicator, who also took part in the photo shoot. “They’re both such incredible individuals. Everyone knew this was a special moment, and the atmosphere was magical.”
Jyoti was named the World’s Shortest Woman on her 18th birthday in December of last year. She has a condition called achondroplasia, a genetic disorder that affects bone growth and cartilage formation which is also a common cause of dwarfism.
Jyoti is currently pursuing her dream of becoming a successful actress and has already starred in a number of Indian films. “Since being recognized by Guinness World Records, I have been able to visit lots of different countries,” says Jyoti. “I love traveling. I have visited Japan and parts of Europe, and now I can’t wait to visit the UK.”
Chandra was recognised as the World’s shortest man at 21.5 inches. “I’m very happy that I’m being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in a book,” says Chandra. “It’s a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy.”