Indian man with world's largest family of 39 wives ready to marry again
An Indian man, from Mizoram, who has the largest family in the world with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren, says he's ready to marry again.
Ziona Chana and his family live in a 100-room, four-storey house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in Mizoram, where the wives sleep in giant communal dormitories.
Chana also has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren.
"Even today, I am ready to expand my family and willing to go to any extent to marry," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"I have so many people to care (for) and look after, and I consider myself a lucky man," he said.
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 132lb of potatoes and boil up to 220lb of rice.
Chana met his oldest wife, who is three years older than he is, when he was 17.
He heads a local Christian religious sect, called the 'Chana', which allows polygamy. Formed in June 1942, the sect believes it will soon be ruling the world with Christ and has a membership of around 400 families.