MIZORAM, India / CNN — The head of what may be the world’s biggest family has died in India, according to the director of the hospital where he was being treated.
Ziona, who went only by his first name, died on Sunday at the age of 76.
He had 38 wives and 89 children, according to a tweet from Zoramthanga, the chief minister of Mizoram, the northeastern Indian state where Ziona lived.
The patriarch belonged to a Christian tribal sect that promotes polygamy as God’s will. Polygamy is illegal in India under the country’s penal code. There is an exception under the code...