World’s largest family with 181 members live in 100-room, four-storey house in India

IF mealtimes are mad in your house, imagine the mayhem when this lot are hungry.

Ziona Chana is head of the worlds largest family, which has 181 members him, 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law and 33 grandkids.

Although the construction worker, whose youngest child is five, certainly has his hands full and, in one of our pictures, his head in his hands he insists he is blessed. Everyone in the family respects me.

There is also a rota system when it comes to who shares Zionas double bed the other 38 wives have to make do with the communal dormitories.

A view of Ziona's 4 storey house in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram (Pic: Reuters)

Son Parliana, 50, said his dad who belongs to a sect which allows men to have multiple wives got married so many times so he could look after poor and orphaned village women.

He said: Hes not just head of this house but also the leader of 4,000 people of the Chana sect.

. Ziona, 67 said: I consider myself a lucky man to be the husband of 39 women and head of the worlds largest family.

Life at the familys 100-room, four-storey house in Baktwang, India, is run with military precision, with first wife Zathiangi, 71, organising all the others when it comes to domestic chores.

She said: I am the eldest and have been married to Ziona the longest