Photos: Meet 50-year-old little Indian man who is only 29 inches tall
From behind, Basori Lal could be mistaken for a child – standing at just 29 inches tall.
But in fact he is 50 years old, and has become a celebrity in his village, located in Madhya Pradesh province, India, because of his short stature.
Basori says he was not always celebrated for his short stature – and had to overcome bullying in his younger years – but has now been dubbed a ‘hero’ by his proud family.
His brother, Gopi Lal, 55, who is of average height and lives with Basori, explained that the family feel blessed to have him .
He said: ‘People from different villages come to our house to see my brother. That’s a blessing for us. We feel proud that people love and care for Basori.’
And Basori himself is quite happy with his unusual stature.
He said: ‘I don’t have a problem with my height. I work, live and sleep like other people. I also eat like normal people.
‘Whatever I am is okay. I don’t face any problems because of my height.’
But Basori had faced prejudice over his height earlier on in life. Read more