A 76-year-old man believed to be the head of the world's largest family has died in India's Mizoram state.
Ziona Chana, the head of a religious sect that practised polygamy, died on Sunday, leaving behind 38 wives, 89 children and 36 grandchildren.
The news was confirmed by Mizoram's chief minister, Zoramthanga, who offered his condolences on Twitter "with a heavy heart".
Chana reportedly suffered from diabetes and hypertension.
Doctors told PTI news agency that Chana's condition deteriorated at home in his village, Baktawng Tlangnuam. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening, where he was declared dead on arrival.
It's hard to say if Chana was indeed the head of the world's largest family since there are others who claim the title.
It's also hard to estimate the exact size of Chana's family. At least one report claims he had 39 wives, 94 children, 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, which adds up to 181 people.
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