Man with 39 wives and 127 children dies in India due to hypertension

WION Web Team
Mizoram, India Published: Jun 14, 2021, 06:39 PM(IST)

Zionnghaka Chana dies in Mizoram Photograph:( Twitter )

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Zionnghaka Chana lived in a remote area of the Indian state and held the record of one of the world’s largest families

A 76-year-old sect leader with 39 wives and 127 children and grandchildren has died in the northeast Indian state of Mizoram on Sunday.

Zionnghaka Chana lived in a remote area of the state and held the record of one of the world’s largest families.

The village Chana lived in had gained popularity due to his family, which had become a favourite tourist story. "Mizoram and his village at Baktawng Tlangnuam has become a major tourist attraction in the state because of the family," Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga tweeted on Sunday night.

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Chana suffered from diabetes and hypertension and was admitted to a local hospital when his health worsened, where he took his last breath.

He was the leader of a sect that was founded by his grandfather in the 1930s with nearly 1,700 members. The Chana family mainly carve wooden furniture and deal in making pottery items, while being the main part of this sect.

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