Ziona Chana 76-year-old Indian man who was believed to be the head of the world’s largest family has died in India’s Mizoram state on Sunday.
He had 38 wives, 89 children and 36 grandchildren and he was the head of a religious sect that practised polygamy.
According to the foreign media, he had suffered from diabetes and hypertension.
Chana and his family are a local sensation of sorts, attracting tourists to their village in India’s north-east but even various local news reports have referred to him as holding the “world record” for such a large family, it’s unclear which global record it is.
The family lives together in a four-storied building called “Chuuar Than Run” or New Generation House, with 100 rooms.
His wives share a dormitory near Chana’s private bedroom, according to local media.