Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh is the new world’s shortest man living, measuring 65.24 cm (2 ft 1.6 in).

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

Edward "Niño" Hernandez confirmed as shortest man living (70.21 cm) in March 2010

Afshin is the fourth-shortest man ever verified by Guinness World Records.

Afshin was discovered in a remote village located in Bukan County,West Azerbaijan Province, Iran.

Both his parents as well as his community call him by the name ‘Mohamad’.

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).

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