Nowadays it is more and more rare to meet someone with many brothers and sisters. Large families are becoming less and less frequent. Yet here is one that is truly original and surprising.
It is the largest family in the world and it counts nothing less than 181 people spread over 3 generations. And if the number of members astonishes you, wait to discover the house in which they live all.
The family lives in a huge 100-room house in Baktawng village in India. A real purple building that can be seen from afar. The man in the center of the photo is Ziona Chana, he married 39 women, is the proud father of 94 children and the grandfather of 33 grandchildren.
He says he’s really happy and lucky to live this way. His wives live in a huge dormitory and follow a schedule to share the bed of their husbands. The family follows an almost military discipline.
Zathiangi, his oldest wife, is in charge of the general organization of the house. All women are involved in housework and cooking, and it is not easy to feed these 181 people.
Ziona Chana is the leader of a sect that allows its members to have several wives. In a year, he married 10 and keeps the youngest near his room. One of his wives, Rinkmini, 35, says,
“We stay with him because he is the most important person in the house. He is the most beautiful man in the village. ”
According to his wives, the atmosphere is very good and all the members live together in mutual love and respect. According to one of her sons, Ziona Chana marries poor women in the village to look after her.
But the man as leader of a sect also has a project to extend his organization. He even thinks of looking for new wives in the United States.
The man considers himself very lucky. It is really amazing in both the sectarian and the daily organization that must be very complicated.