Updated: December 16, 2020 11:40:13
Guinness World Record holder for shortest woman living, Jyoti Kisanji Amge, turns 27 today (December 16). Amge, born in Nagpur in Maharashtra, stands two feet tall – 61.95cm – confirming her as the shortest living teenager (female). She hit the global spotlight in 2009 when she appeared on Fuji TV Bikkuri Chojin 100 Special No 2.
“Measured by a physician, she was found to be only 61.95 cm (2 ft) tall, confirming her as the shortest living teenager (female). Surprisingly, at just 5.4 kg, he weighed only 4 kg more than his birth weight, “said the Guinness World Record.
She was measured by orthopedic consultant Dr Manoj Pahukar at Wockhardt Superspeciality Hospital in his hometown of Nagpur, and GWR judge Rob Molloy was on hand to oversee the proceedings, as per registry.
“Getting this record made me feel better about myself. I feel popular, special and important, “the Guinness World Record quoted Jyoti when he officially received the record title after his 18th birthday in 2011.
According to his mother, Ranjana, he was of average height up to five years.
“It later emerged that it has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, and it will never grow beyond a certain height,” Guinness World Records said.
The genetic condition is considered to be a bone growth disorder that prevents the cartilage from changing into bone, particularly in the arms and legs. Dwarfism also includes “limited range of motion in the elbows, large head size, small fingers, and average intelligence” as per Information center on genetic and rare diseases.
In 2012, he met the shortest man in the world, Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal. The two posed together for the 57th edition of the Guinness Book of Records.
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