India: Head of ‘World’s Largest Family’ Ziona Chana Dies – Leaving Behind 39 Wives and 94 Children

Source: Sky News


He lived with his family in a vast property with around 100 rooms in Baktawng, a remote village in Mizoram. Ziona Chana had 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren – all of whom lived together in a four-storey pink house with about 100 rooms in Baktawng in Mizoram state.

The 76-year-old was the leader of a local Christian sect, named Chana, founded by his father in 1942 and with a current membership of hundreds of families. Ziona married his first wife when he was 17 and claimed he once married 10 women in a year. They shared a dormitory near his private bedroom and locals said he liked to have seven or eight of them by his side at all times.

The chief minister of Mizoram confirmed his death on Twitter, saying the village of Baktawng had become a “major tourist attraction” because of the family.


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