Thapa Magar waited the age of majority
Thapa Magar (Thapa Magar) is the tiny teenager in the world, he was 18. It weighs about 4.5 kg and his height is just merely 22 inches (56 cm). His favorite present was a toy drum, donated by his father, Rapom Bahadur. When the boy to the beat of the drum shake a leg traditional Nepali dance could see his genuine joy.
Mr Magar, from the mountain town of Pokhara, was presented with a certificate at his 18th birthday party by Guinness World Records officials.
The ceremony was attended by local and international dignitaries.
At 67.08cm (2ft 2.41in), he is more than 3cm smaller than the previous title holder, Colombian Edward Hernandez.
"After I'm 18, I'd like to get married. I want to get married within two years," Mr Magar told the BBC's Joanna Jolly in Kathmandu.
I'd like a big red car to drive around."
During the ceremony, Khagendra - who weighs 5.5kg (12lb) - joked with guests and raised his hands in joy when he was presented with a cake twice his size.
On being declared the shortest living man, he said: "I don't consider myself to be a small man. I'm a big man. I hope that having this title enables me to prove it and get a proper house for me and my family."
Our correspondent says that the international recognition he will gain for being a world record holder has already brought financial benefits to his family, who are originally from a poor farming village in the hills outside Pokhara.
In the coming months, Mr Magar - who enjoys watching karate on television and dancing to traditional music - will take up a new role as an ambassador for Nepal's tourist board.