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Washington, August 30: Jyothi Amge, 18, of Nagpur, India, met Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, of Nepal, in Italy, where the pair took pictures for the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records 2013.

Amge, who stands just 24.7 inches tall, became the world's shortest woman in 2011.

Amge has been suffering from a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia - so she has reached her maximum height, Fox News reported.

Last year, when presented with her title, Amge - who is smaller than an average 2-year-old, said that she hopes to attend university and become a Bollywood star.

Dangi had become the world's shortest man this past February - and also holds the record for the world's shortest man in history, breaking the record of India's Gul Mohammed, who died in 1997 at 22.5 inches tall.

Dangi, who lives in a remote Nepalese mountain village called Rhimkholi, measures just 21.5 inches tall and weighs 31 pounds, 5 ounces.

The reason for his condition is unknown. And he never received a check up from a doctor until Guinness' doctor measured him in February. The reason for his short stature remained undetermined.

"It's a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy," Dangi said.

Marco Frigatti, official Guinness World Records adjudicator, said, "It was an extraordinary moment. They're both such incredible individuals.

"They're both such incredible individuals. Everyone knew this was a special moment, and the atmosphere was magical," he added. (ANI)

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