Ziona Chana is head of the world’s largest family, which has 181 members – him, 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law and 33 grandkids.
Although the construction worker, whose youngest child is five, certainly has his hands full. He insists he is blessed. Ziona, 67 said: “I consider myself a lucky man to be the husband of 39 women and head of the world’s largest family.”
Life at the family’s 100-room, four-storey house in Baktwang, India, is run with military precision, with first wife Zathiangi, 71, organising all the others when it comes to domestic chores.
She said: “I am the eldest and have been married to Ziona the longest. Everyone in the family respects me.”
There is also a rota system when it comes to who shares Ziona’s double bed – the other 38 wives have to make do with the communal dormitories.
Son Parliana, 50, said his dad – who belongs to a sect which allows men to have multiple wives – got married so many times so he could look after poor and orphaned village women.
He said: “He’s not just head of this house but also the leader of 4,000 people of the Chana sect.”
World’s largest family with 181 members live in 100-room, four-storey house in India.