World's tallest man meets world's shortest woman

The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen of Turkey and shortest woman, Jyoti Amge of India, pose for a photo in front of the Pyramids, in Giza, Egypt, on Jan 26, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

The world's shortest woman met the world's tallest man, who is four times her height, in Egypt on Friday (Jan 26).

Ms Jyoti Amge, who is from India and stands at a wee 0.63m tall, holds the Guinness World Record for the shortest living woman who is mobile.

The 25-year-old met the world's tallest living man, Turkey's Sultan Kosen, in Egypt's Giza city on the west bank of the Nile.

Mr Kosen, 36, is 2.51m tall.

Ms Jyoti, who lives in Nagpur, India, has a condition called achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.

The actress has starred in shows like American Horror Story: Freak Show, documentary films and Hindi film Pan Supari.

Her counterpart on the opposite end of the scale is from Ankara, Turkey.

Mr Sultan Kosen is four times as tall as Ms Jyoti Amge. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Mr Sultan was the first man over eight feet (2.43m) to be measured by Guinness World Records in more than 20 years.

He first became the world's tallest living man in 2009, when he was 2.47m tall. He has since grown taller.

His height is caused by a condition known as pituitary gigantism, where the brain produces abnormally large amounts of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.

Ms Jyoti Amge has starred in shows like American Horror Story: Freak Show. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Mr Sultan has four siblings and the rest of his family are of average heights. He was married in 2013.

Mr Sultan met Ms Jyoti for a photo shoot in front of the Giza pyramids on Friday.

They were visiting the country to promote tourism to Egypt.

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