Haji Mohammad Alam Channa (b. 1953) of Bachal Channa, Sehwan Sharif, Pakistan stood 233.6 cm 7 ft 8 in. When he was 10 years old his abnormal growth was noted by his family and it continued until he reached the age of 26 years. In 1989 he married Naseem and worked at the shrine of the great mystic Saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan.
Mr Channa, who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, was often in ill health. In March 1998 he received financial help to go to America for treatment for numerous ailments, including kidney failure. But he fell into a coma in New York in June, and died in hospital before doctors were able to operate on him.