Thursday, December 25, 2008

105 households with same surname in one Mumbai slum

It is the biggest "extended family" of the country, literally, with nearly 420 people having the same surname residing in Anna Nagar slum, if the municipal records of a slum colony here is to be believed. Altogether 105 head of families residing in the slum have a common surname, "Devendra", according to the record. "If each family has four members, then nearly 420 members are residing in the area with the same surname. It is really a very big family, bigger than the families projected in the Ekta Kapoor's serials," quipped Milind Sharad Mulay, a resident of Dadar in Mumbai, who sought details about the slum dwellers of Anna Nagar in an RTI application.

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