Shortest man living (mobile)
Afshin Ghaderzadeh
65.24 centimetre(s)
United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh (Iran, b. 13 July 2002) is the world’s shortest man living (mobile), measuring 65.24 cm (2 ft 1.6 in).

He is the fourth-shortest man ever verified by Guinness World Records; behind Junrey Balawing (Philippines), Gul Mohammed (India), and Chandra Dangi (Nepal).

Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, along with Official Adjudicator Kanzy El Defrawy were in attendance on the day of measurement in the GWR Dubai office along with Dr. Bindu Devarajan, General Practitioner - Ahalia Group. Measurements were taken three times on the day of verification, resulting in the accurate record height.

Afshin was born in a remote village in Bukan County, West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. He can speak both Kurdish and Persian, using the Farsi dialect.

He is very sociable and popular with the locals in his village. Both his parents, as well as the community he lives in, call him by the name “Mohammed".

Tom & Jerry is one of Afshin's favourite cartoons, and although you might presume him to identify with Jerry, Afshin actually prefers Tom the cat.

“Just thinking about being part of the Guinness World Records family is like a dream. I struggle to believe it sometimes. It is like you wake up the next day and the entire world now knows who you are. That’s magical,” said Afshin.

“My dream is to be able to help my parents. This global recognition might help me achieve my dream.”

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