Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Indian man with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren

A 66-year-old man Ziona Chan living in India's remote northeast has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren, all living under one roof. They all live in a four storied building with 100 rooms in a mountainous village in Mizoram state, sharing borders with Burma and Bangladesh, according to reports. The wives take turns cooking, while his daughters clean the house and do washing. The men do outdoor jobs like farming and taking care of livestock. 

The family, all 167 of them, consumes around 200lb of rice and more than 130lb of potatoes a day. They are supported by their own resources and occasional donations from followers. "Even today, I am ready to expand my family and willing to go to any extent to marry," Ziona said. "I have so many people to care and look after, and I consider myself a lucky man." Mr Chana met his oldest wife, who is three years older than he is, when he was 17.
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