Mizo man has 39 wives, 94 children, 33 grandchildren

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Aizawl, Feb 20 (PTI) Believe it or not, a man inMizoram has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren -- allliving together under one roof in a picturesque village about100 km from Baktawng in the north of the state.

The head of the family and leader of the "Chana" sect-- which allows polygamy -- is 66-year-old Ziona Chana wholives with his family in a 100-room, four-storyed house named''Chhuan That Run'' or the House of the New Generation.

Though all of Ziona''s family members live in differentrooms in the building, they all share the kitchen where theycook for the entire family.

"Today I feel like God''s special child. He''s givenme so many people to look after. I consider myself a lucky manto be the husband of 39 women and head of the world''s largestfamily," says Ziona.

The sect believes in "Kum Sang Rorel" or the rule of1,000 years by Jesus Christ on Earth as foretold in Bible''sRevelation Chapter 20 and that they would be soon ruling theworld with Christ.

Previously known as Khuangtuaha Pawl, the sect wasformed on June 12, 1942, after the followers of Khuangtuahawere evicted from Hmawngkawn village by the village chief forpropagating "wrong and dangerous" theology.

The sect, till date, celebrates the "Bawkte Kut" orthe festival of the hut on June 12 every year to commemoratethe formal formation of the sect.

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