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Patriach of world’s largest family dies in Mizoram, leaves behind 38 wives, 200 children and grandchildren

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Aizawl, June 14: A man married to 38 women, which incidentally is the world's largest family has died at the age of 76. He is survived by 38 wives and 200 children and grandchildren who live in the 'Chhuan Thar Run' or Abode of the New Generation at Chhuan Thar Tlangnuam village in central Mizoram's Serchhip district.

Patriach of world’s largest family dies in Mizoram, leaves behind 38 wives, 200 children and grandchildren

Ziona the leader of the Chana sect was brought to hospital at around 3 pm on Sunday, but the doctors failed to revive him. He was diabetic and had a severe case of hypertension. Ziona popularly down as the leader by members of the sect was born on July 21 1944. His first marriage to Zathiangi was in 1959, while his second marriage took place when he was 24 years old. His last marriage was in 2004 to a 25 year old.

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 Zoramthanga said in a tweet.

Ziona was anointed by his father Chana the leader of a religious sect Chana Pawl to lead his people even before his birth. The sect was founded by Khuangtuahthanga and was popularly known as Khuangtuaha Pawl before it became Chana Pawl.

For his views on the Bible Khuangtuahthanga earned the wrath of the British Government and village headman.

Nunparliana who is the 60 year old son of Ziona has two wives and 13 children.

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