Ziona Chana

Go for big families, says Mizoram sports minister; announces Rs 1 lakh prize for winner

Incidentally, Ziona Chana, a cult leader from the state who died last week, headed the world's largest family with 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law, 33 grandchildren and one great grandchild

published on : 22nd June 2021

World’s largest family accepts patriarch Ziona Chana's death, burial likely on Wednesday

Ziona was declared dead by the doctors at a hospital in Aizawl on Sunday afternoon but the family refused to believe it. Eventually, it accepted the death at 9 pm on Monday.

published on : 15th June 2021

Mizoram man, who headed world’s largest family with 39 wives and 94 children, passes away at 76 

Ziona was the leader of a Christian sect, called Chana pawl, which allowed its male members to be polygamous. Some 400 families are said to be its adherents.

published on : 13th June 2021