World's Shortest People: Guinness World Record Holders 02/21/2012 08:23 am ET | Updated Apr 22, 2012 Meet Junrey Balawing The New Shortest Man In The Meet Junrey Balawing The New Shortest Man In The 1 of 7 Chandra Bahadur Dangi In a picture taken on February 9, 2012, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world's shortest man at 56 centimetres (22 inches) in height, shows his citezenship card in Reemkholi village, Dang district, some 540 kilometres southwest of Kathamandu. Pilloried by neighbours, laughed at in freakshows and spurned by the women he admired from afar, Chandra Bahadur Dangi has always seen his tiny stature as a curse. But the 72-year-old Nepali, who claims to stand at just 22 inches, is on the brink of life change as significant as a lottery win as experts prepare to test his claim to be the shortest man in history. Share this slide: Prakash Mathema, AFP / Getty Image - More: World's Shortest People World Records Anatomical Wonders FOLLOW WEIRD NEWS facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Weird News HuffPost Weird News HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.