The world's biggest family
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 9:39 PM on 19th February 2011
He is head of the
world's biggest family - and says he is
'blessed' to have his 39 wives.
Ziona Chana also
has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33
live in a 100-room, four storey house set
amidst the hills of Baktwang
village in the Indian state of Mizoram,
where the wives sleep in giant
Mr Chana told the
Sun: 'Today I feel like God's special child.
He's given me so many people to look after.
'I consider myself
a lucky man to be the husband of 39 women
and head of the world's largest family.'
family is organised with almost military
discipline, with the oldest
wife Zathiangi organising her fellow
partners to perform household
chores such as cleaning, washing and
One evening meal
can see them pluck 30 chickens, peel 132lb
of potatoes and boil up to 220lb of rice.
Chana is also head of a sect that allows
members to take as many wives as he wants.
even married ten women in one year, when he
was at his most prolific,
and enjoys his own double bed while his
wives have to make do with
He keeps the
youngest women near to his bedroom with the
older members of the family sleeping further
away - and
there is a rotation system for who visits Mr
one of Mr Chana's wives who is 35 years old,
said: 'We stay around him as he is the most
important person in the house. He is the
person in the village.
says Mr Chana noticed her on a morning walk
in the village 18 years ago
and wrote her a letter asking for her hand
his wives, Huntharnghanki, said the entire
family gets along well. The
family system is reportedly based on 'mutual
love and respect'
And Mr Chana,
whose religious sect has 4,00 members, says
he has not stopped looking for new wives.
'To expand my
sect, I am willing to go even to the U.S. to
marry,' he said.
of his sons insisted that Mr Chana, whose
grandfather also had many
wives, marries the poor women from the
village so he can look after
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