World’s shortest man sets new record in Guinness book in Dubai
The man from Iran aged 21, has a height of 65.24 cm.
Dubai ( UAE Updates – Maham Siddiqui )
Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh has made a new world record for becoming the world’s shortest man with a height of 65.24 cm and weighing 6 kg only.
Guinness World Records (GWR) has verified the case and awarded a certificate to the candidate in an event that was held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Media City.
Talking to the media Afshin said:
“I am very happy and fortunate to have this respected honor. It is just magical that when you wake up the next morning, you found yourself famous all over the world.”
Before Afshin, the previous shortest man was from Bogota, Columbia named Edward Nino Hernandez. He measured 72.1 cm tall verified in February 2020.
Afshin is born in a remote village in the west of Azerbaijan province, Iran. The parents of Afshin found out about his condition when he was only 2 years old. As per his mother, when he was born, his weight was only 700 kg. His growth was very slow which disturbed his parents.
When they found out about the condition of Afshin they were saddened.
“But we are thankful to God as we are blessed with a son.” Said Khatoon, the mother of Afshin. She also had two aborted pregnancies due to some complications.
“As per the doctors, it is a genetic condition. We have to go for his checkup regularly and also keep monitoring his routine every minute.” She spoke.
His mother works at a fruit farm. His father Esmaeil is a construction worker in the village. As Afshin needs full-time monitoring, he cannot go to school. “We and our relative provide special classes to Afshin, he can speak Persian and Kurdish.” Said his mother.
The popular man Afshin tries to learn new things from the internet and gain knowledge. “The people have appreciated me always. I have made so many friends in my neighborhood and during my travel.” He said.
This recognition at a global level may help Afshin in achieving his dreams as he wants to make his parent’s life much easier. “My parents have sacrificed a lot for me. I want to provide them a better life and keep them happy.” Said Afshin.