World's Largest Family

                                                                      Image courtesy : Reuters & Asia One

There have been some strange incidents in the world, but this particular thing is bewildering as well as impossible. Yet one man has achieved it and has made the world notice India, more particularly Mizoram by marrying 39 women and having 94 children and 33 grand children. He is known as Ziona, belonging to the sect called Chana which was founded by his father in 1942. His sect obviously allows polygamy which means he can continue to marry till he dies. The number does not matter. Till now there are 181 members in his family. His latest wife is old enough to be just his daughter. His oldest son is close to 50.

Here are some of the interesting facts about the world's largest living joint family.

1.The family raises its own crops and its own livestock. They are self-reliant.

2. The family consumes 100 Kg of rice, 60 Kg of potatoes, 70 Kg of meat and 10 litres of milk per day.

3. Ziona has built a school for the children of his community.

4. the entire family has love and respect for each other and the wives, it seems are not jealous.

5. They live in a four storied mansion with a 100 rooms. It is called Chhuanthar Run

6. Each day at 5.30 in the morning, all the members of the family gather for prayers and by six work is delegated to the elders in the family.

7. The wives take turns to cook, clean,wash and look after the children.

8. Dinner is the most important meal of the day and is taken by 6 PM. By 9 PM the day ends and the lights are turned off.


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