Following an invitation from the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board, the ‘little and large’ duo posed in front of the historic Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt.
In a rather unique ‘little and large’ photo-shoot, the world’s tallest man – Sultan Kosen from Turkey – met the world’s shortest woman – India’s Jyoti Amge on Friday in Egypt. Amge, who belongs to Nagpur and stand a record short height of 62.8 cm or 2 feet and 6 inches, posed for a series photographs with a man who is four times taller than her.
Following an invitation from the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board, the ‘little and large’ duo posed in front of the historic Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt. The mismatched pair also toured Cairo’s most famous touristic sites, and also took part in a conference in the Fairmont Nile City hotel of Cairo.
Both Amge and Kosen won their Guinness World Records in 2011 – where Kosen, who stands 8 feet and 9 inches tall, was declared the tallest man on Earth and Amge the shortest woman.
With the photo-shoot displaying the height disparity, thrown into even greater contrast, the pictures of Amge and Kosen soon got popular in social networking platforms with several tweets and retweets on Twitter.
Resulted due to a health condition known as pituitary gigantism, 36-year-old Kosen was first measured in Ankara of Turkey and was the first to be measured by Guinness in over 20 years. There are only 9 other people whom the Guinness World Record has confirmed to be over 8 ft tall.
On the other hand, Amge’s height is a result of a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia. And with a height shorter than an average 2-year old child, Amge has also featured in television shows like the Bigg Boss and the American horror Story.
Earlier in 2014, Kosen had also met the shortest man in the world – Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who stands 21 and a half inches tall – in London.