Abdul Majeed Mengal, a 70-year-old truck driver claims to have fathered 54 children with six wives because he ‘had to have sex daily’ when he was younger.
According to Metro UK, Abdul Majeed Mengal, from Nushki, in Pakistan, says he’s had more than 50 children in his lifetime but tragically 12 of them died.
He now has 22 sons and 20 daughters and four wives after two also passed away.
Abdul said: ‘In the early days, my strength was good and I had to have s*x daily. But some of my kids died. I worked hard and provided a good education to my older sons.
‘But now I’m an old man these things are out of my hands.’
Abdul married his first wife when he was 18-years-old and went on to marry five other women.
He said: ‘They [the babies] were not getting enough milk and I was out of money so they died.
‘One of my wives died alongside our baby. She was ill and because we didn’t have any money she died. I was helpless and unemployed.’
As a truck driver, he earns between 15,000 Pakistan Rupees (£115) and 25,000 Pakistan Rupees (£192) a month depending on the work available.
His oldest son, Abdul Bari Mengal, who is now 32-years-old, helps out his father and family by also working as a truck driver to feed the household.
The entire family all live under one-roof in a seven-bedroom house where the children sleep separately with their mothers.
The majority of the children are aged 10 or under while his youngest child is aged just two.
He insists that they all get along and manage somehow, saying: ‘We normally eat dal, ladyfinger and vegetables and around 100 rotis every meal time. This is the way we live. But we are managing somehow.
‘Good clothes are costly so we rely on four to five rolls of fabric for the kids and we make clothes out of that.’
Abdul said he juggles the affections of each of his 42 children by taking turns to attend family events with each of them and their mothers.
Under Islam, Pakistani men are allowed to marry up to four wives so long as they have sought permission from their first wife and an arbitration council.