Seriously, until you meet him in person, you won't be able to really grasp the size of this person. I bumped into Ijaz in the makeup room before the interview started and I was simply lost for words. But he did flash me a smile and I uttered the salam to which re replied.
28 years of age, Ijaz was in good health until he met with a car accident. So now he has to walk with a cane and his right leg is still in need of treatment.
Oh yeah, I said "unofficially" the Tallest Man cos the Guinness Book of Records still recognizes Sultan Kosen as the tallest at 8 feet 3 inches. Ijaz, as he claims, is 8 feet 4 inches and is still growing.
Whatever the height, Ijaz is indeed the classic Gentle Giant and I hope he'll get the help he needs for his leg so he can be 100% again. And maybe come back to to show again in the near future!
You can watch my exclusive interview with Ijaz HERE