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Indian Man, 50, Is Only 29 Inches Tall After He Stopped Growing At The Age Of Five

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Basori Lal, 50-years-old, could easily be mistaken as a child because of his height. He’s just 29 inches tall and lives in a village in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Basori went through a lot of trouble because of his height, he had to overcome bullying in his younger years, but he’s now being called a ‘hero’ by his proud family.

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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 physique.

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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.’

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Photo: Dailymail

But Basori had faced bias over his height earlier on in life. As a toddler there was nothing to distinguish Basori from his people, and it was only around age five that his family started to notice he wasn’t growing.

The family’s economic situation meant that Basori was never given a medical diagnosis, and to this day his relatives have no idea what caused him to be so short.

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Photo: Dailymail

Gopi said: ‘Nobody was able to take him to a doctor. We are poor people, I am a labourer. Where would I take him?’

As Basori grew older, he came across some tough times and encountered some bullying in his village, but thankfully those days are past.

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He said: ‘People used to bully me a lot. They used to call me an alien. But that time is gone now. I am the only one who is being loved by the villagers.’

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