Guinness contestant gets ready

BAGLUNG: Khagendra Thapa Magar—a 17-year-man whose height is 20 inches and weight 4.5 kg —got his citizenship certificate from the Baglung District Administration Office on Sunday.

Khagendra’s weight was just 600 grams when he was born, according to his family sources.

Magar’s dream to get his name registered as the world’s shortest and least weighing person in the Guinness Book of World Records had not been materialised for he had no citizenship certificate.

Khagendra was born in 1992 in Dhullubaskot Urleni of Baglung and recently crossed the age of 17. Assistant CDO Dolraj Dhakal provided Magar his citizenship certificate numbered 501033/14018.

Meen Bahadur Rana, chairman of Khagendra Thapamagar Foundation said,”As Khagendra got the citizenship certificate, we are hopeful that his name will be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.”

Rana said, “The formalities to register his name will complete after we send his medical report.” Rana, however, blamed the government for not showing any concern over the registration of Khagendra’s name in the Guinness Records.

“I am elated after Khagendra’s citizenship certificate was issued,” father Roop Bahadur Thapamagar said. “There was no publicity and value of my son when he was in the village, but now he has been very popular after media widely covered the news about him,” he added. “I am desperately waiting for the moment when my son’s name will be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records,” Roop Bahadur said.

After getting the citizenship certificate, Khagendra, a nursery student at Saraswati Boarding School, Pokhara, said that he wanted to be a great person in the future.