World’s shortest man dies in American Samoa

The world’s shortest man Prince Chandra Bahadur Dangi when he was first introduced to the Samoan public by Tupa’i Bruno of the Magic Circus of Samoa in April this year

BY Lance Polu

APIA, SAMOA: SATURDAY 05 SEPTEMBER 2015: The world’s shortest man Prince Chandra Bahadur Dangi also known as Prince Dangi from Nepal died at the LBJ Hospital in Faga’alu, American Samoa this afternoon.

The exact cause of death is not clear but he is reported to have suffered complications of pneumonia.

At the end of May this year, Prince Dangi was admitted at the National Hospital in Apia suffering from pneumonia and also had asthma attacks and missed the Magic Circus Independence shows.

Prince Chandra Bahadur Dangi when he was hospitalized in Apia last May

Prince Chandra Bahadur Dangi when he was hospitalized in Apia last May

Prince Dangi was traveling with the Magic Circus of Samoa under the leadership of Tupai Bruno and has been in Samoa since March this year. He has been traveling with the circus around the country since and has been the centre of attention wherever the circus went.

Prince Dangi stands at 21 inches tall and had communicated to the public through an interpreter.

He was 76 years old and has been named in the World Guinness Book of records as the shortest man alive – until his death earlier today.

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