Meet the world’s shortest man

Ghaderzadeh is almost 7 cm (2.7 in) shorter than the previous record holder, 36-year-old Edward “Niño” Hernandez (Colombia).

Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh from Iranian has the title of fourth-tallest man ever verified by Guinness World Records. He is now also the world’s shortest man to ever live. Edward “Nio” Hernandez, 36, who held the previous record, is over 7 cm (2.7 in) shorter than Ghaderzadeh.

There’s a good probability a person with an astonishingly short height would exist in a world where individuals are breaking and setting records for enormous hairstyles. Ghaderzadeh took a flight to Dubai, where he underwent three measurements over the course of a day to obtain the precise record height.

Ghaderzadeh belongs from a remote village located in Bukan County, Iran. He can speak both Kurdish and Persian, using the Farsi dialect. He was born with a body weight of 700 g (1.5 lb) and has grown now to be almost 6.5 kg (14.3 lb).

When it comes to his free time, Ghaderzadeh says that he spends the most of his days reading through social media and watching cartoons. While watching football and cheering on the Iranian football team Esteghlal Football Club, Ghaderzadeh also enjoys the animated series Tom & Jerry.

In repsonse to how Ghaderzadeh views his life, he said, “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.”

I like the attention I get from people. It makes me feel special. My dream is to be able to help my parents. This global recognition might help me achieve my dream,” he added.

Ghaderzadeh’s life in Northern Iran hasn’t been simple because of his size, which prevented him from attending school. However, Ghaderzadeh has only lately learned how to write his name.


Written by Shaheer Ahmed


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