Tall people are normally noticed and when some one is the tallest among the group, it makes a difference. But at the same time if you are short in the group, you are noticed as well but usually not in a good way. People who are short are normally call names and it seems at times like you are cursed, but what if you are the shortest man of the world. Would people still disgrace you? Ironically, those that become assoicated with a record of some kind are often immune to ridicule. If you are known to be the shortest man of the world you are treated differently and one good reason is that you become associated with the Guinness World Records, which has a special category for extreme people.
So who is or was the smallest person in the world. Remember, we are referring to only the shortest man of the world who ever lived, not the current one. We will try to cover that in another post.
(Update: As promised, Worlds Smallest Man 2012 announced).
Gul Mohammad who hails from New Delhi, India, is considered to be the shortest man ever lived according to records. Maybe there are and were others who were smaller than Gul Mohammad but he was recorded in 1991 to be the shortest.
July 19, 1990.
Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi.
At the time of his examination, he was measured to be 1 ft 10.5 (57 cm).
37.5 lbs (17.0 Kg)
Gul Mohammad was born on February 15th, 1957 and died in October 1st, 1997, due to respiratory problems. In other words, smoking was the primary rason why he died.
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His record also mentioned in Los Angeles Times .