BIG BREAKING NEWS – CHRISTIAN POLYGAMIST DIES: Christian polygamist dies leaving behind 39 wives and 94 children [#ChristianPolygamist] 06/14
A 76-year-old man who had 39 wives and 94 children and was said to be the head of the world’s largest family has died in north east India, the chief minister of his home state said.
Ziona Chana, the head of a local Christian sect that allows polygamy, died on Sunday, Zoramthanga, the chief minister of Mizoram and who goes by one name, said in a tweet.
With heavy heart, #Mizoram bid farewell to Mr. Zion-a (76), believed to head the world's largest family, with 38 wives and 89 children.
Mizoram and his village at Baktawng Tlangnuam has become a major tourist attraction in the state because of the family.
Rest in Peace Sir! pic.twitter.com/V1cHmRAOkr
— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) June 13, 2021
With a total of 167 members, the family is the world’s largest, although this depends on whether you count the grandchildren, of whom Ziona has 33.
Ziona lived with his family in a vast, four-story pink structure with around 100 rooms in Baktawng, a remote village in Mizoram that became a tourist attraction as a result.
The sect, named “Chana,” was founded by Ziona’s father in 1942 and has a membership of hundreds of families.
Ziona married his first wife when he was 17, and claimed he once married 10 wives in a single year.
They shared a dormitory near his private bedroom, and he liked to have 7 or 8 of them by his side at all times.
Despite his family’s huge size, Ziona wanted to grow it even further.
“I am ready to expand my family and willing to go to any extent to marry.”
“I have so many people to care for and look after, and I consider myself a lucky man.”
Christian polygamist dies in India, leaving behind 39 wives and 94 children:
With a total of 167 members, the family is the world’s largest, according to local media. Although this depends on whether you count the grandchildren — of whom Ziona Chana has 33: