A Pakistani man, who is a husband to three wives, and a father to 35 children, is now looking for his fourth wife as he is focused towards reaching his goal of 100 children. Sardar Jan Mohammad Khilji, aged 46, stated that he truly believes it is his religious duty to father as many children as possible. Khilji, who claims himself to be a qualified medical technician, runs a small, unregulated clinic, where he treats people for minor ailments for example headaches. Khilji adds that he is serving humanity through his unregulated clinic. He states that he charges Rs. 250 or SAR 10 per patient and provides his services to the needy and poor for no cost.[irp]
Khilji also runs a seminary which is funded completely by donations. The seminary has nearly 400 students, 4 of whom are sons of Khilji himself. He stated that he is paying for 20 out of the 35 children to attend private school. The total household expenditure for Khilji and his growing army can, however, reach up to a staggering Rs. 120,000 or SAR 4,300 per month. This amount may not seem much to people outside of Pakistan, but it is 10 times the average household expenditure of a family in Pakistan. Khilji lives with his large family in a neighborhood which is devoid of even the basic amenities such as sewage system and tap water.
All 3 of his wives support his matrimonial and procreation goals; Khilji stated that all his wives live together in total harmony. However, he did not allow any of the journalists to speak with any of his wives, as it is against the custom and tradition of segregation of the people of the area. Khilji’s eldest child is currently 15 and his youngest is just a few weeks old. In the beginning of March, the child count for Khilji was down to 33 however just in that month Khilji and his wives were blessed with 2 more daughters. Both daughters were born within six days of each other.
All his marriages had been arranged by his parents, as is the normal custom in the country. He states that he married his first wife when he was 26 years old and when he was 27 he married the other two wives within a gap of five months of each other. It seems however that Khilji’s next marriage will be arranged on social media platform Facebook as his story has been shared on the popular social media platform and he has since received numerous marriage proposals.[irp]
Outside of Khilji’s house is a large poster which shows the symbol that Khilji himself used while he had been running for the provincial office back in 2013. The symbol was chosen by Khilji fittingly was a King-sized bed. He told the media that his symbol denoted meaning in his life and special pleasure. Khilji was however not successful in his bid for office as he gathered only 980 votes.
Source: Arab News