Meet the world’s biggest family: this man sets record with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren all living in one roof

Meet the world’s biggest family: this man sets record with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren all living in one roof

  • All 167 members of Ziona Chana's family live in a four-story building
  • The 66-year-old does not intend to stop there
  • His wives share a dormitory near his private bedroom

Ziona Chana's forever-growing family formed of 167 members live in a four-story building with 100 rooms in a remote area in northeast India.

Meet the world’s biggest family: this man sets record with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren all living in one roof

Despite that, the 66-year-old does not intend to stop there and wants to expand his massive family.

Mr. Chana, who likes to have seven or eight of his wives at his side at all times, once married 10 women in one year alone.

Meet the world’s biggest family: this man sets record with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren all living in one roof

He said: "Even today, I am ready to expand my family and willing to go to any extent to marry."

His wives share a dormitory near his private bedroom, while his sons, their wives and all their children live in different rooms in the same building.

Meet the world’s biggest family: this man sets record with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren all living in one roof

The entire family shares a common kitchen, and the wives taking turns to do the massive task of cooking because the family consumes around 200lb of rice and more than 130lb of potatoes a day.

Meet the world’s biggest family: this man sets record with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren all living in one roof

He heads a local Christian religious sect - called the 'Chana' - which allows polygamy.

The sect, formed in June 1942, believes it will soon be ruling the world with Christ and has a membership of around 400 families.

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