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Meet the shortest man in the world

Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh: A Tiny Frame with a Giant Spirit

Afshin Ghaderzadeh is a living wonder. He is the shortest living man in the world, as well as the person with the smallest hands. But his size does not define him.

He is a person of courage, diversity, and inspiration. He is a person who has overcome many challenges and achieved many feats. He is a person who has touched the hearts of millions with his spirit.

Born on July 13, 2002, in Bukan, Iran, Ghaderzadeh belongs to a Kurdish family. He faced many difficulties in his early life, which forced him to drop out of school.

But he did not give up on his dreams. He pursued his passion for music and art, and learned to speak both Persian and Kurdish. He also received the support of the Iranian National Records Registration Committee, which helped him to register his national and world records.

In December 2022, Ghaderzadeh made history by becoming the shortest living adult in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. He measured 65.24 centimeters (2 feet 2 inches), beating the previous record by 7 centimeters (2.8 inches).

He also holds the record for the smallest hands on a living person, measuring 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger. These records are not just numbers; they are symbols of his uniqueness and resilience.

Ghaderzadeh’s story has reached millions of people around the world, thanks to his friend who manages an Instagram page (@mohamadgaderzadeh_official) for him.

Through this platform, Ghaderzadeh shares his life experiences and connects with his fans. He also showcases his talents and interests, such as playing the guitar, painting, and traveling. He is a person of many facets and skills.

Ghaderzadeh is more than the shortest living man in the world. He is a person who has broken barriers and defied expectations. He is a person who has shown that physical limitations are not obstacles to happiness and success.

He is a person who has demonstrated that true strength comes from within, not from without. He is a person who has a giant spirit in a tiny frame.


Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of and He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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