Family holds a very important place in everyone’s life. Great moments are cherished together and at the same time problems are also shared with one another.
This is about a man who has probably been through the ups and downs of managing a family.
Ziona Chana is head of the world’s biggest family – and says he is ‘blessed’ to have his 39 wives. The strangest part is how he could maintain 39 relationships? It seems marrying has been his hobby. Another question is how in this era of financial hardship could Mr. Chana support so many families? Great dynamics Mr. Chana. From those 39 wives, here is the list of Mr. Chana’s achievements. He is blessed with 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren. They 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 communal dormitories.
Mr Chana told the Sun Newspaper: ‘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.’
The 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 preparing meals. One evening meal can see them pluck 30 chickens, peel 60kg of potatoes and boil up to 100kg of rice.
Rinkmini, 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 most handsome person in the village.
Another of 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 400 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.
One 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 them.