Ziona Chana, a 76-year-old man who had 38 wives and 89 children and 36 grandchildren died on Sunday in northeast India.
He was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening, where he was declared dead on arrival.
His family has a total of 167 members, which made him the head of the world’s largest family.
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He was the head of a local Christian sect that allows polygamy. The sect, named “Chana”, was founded by Ziona’s father in 1942 and has a membership of hundreds of families.
Ziona married his first wife when he was 17, and claimed he once married ten wives in a single year.
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