Gul Mohammed of New Delhi, India, according to Guinness World Records, was the shortest adult human being of his time whose existence and height have been independently verified. On July 19, 1990, he was examined by Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India, and he stood 1 foot 10.5 inches (57 cm) tall and weighed 37.5 lbs (17 kg).
He died on October 1, 1997 (aged 40) in New Delhi, India from respiratory complications and after a long struggle with asthma and bronchitis. His record was broken by Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal whose height was just 21.6 inches (54.6 cm).
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