Updated on March 12, 2019

Saya U Sein Shan (GBNF)

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  • During our RIT days, Saya U Sein Shan (GBNF) was Lecturer and Head of the RIT Mathematics Department.
  • Saya passed away in October 2006.
  • He is the father of Ko Thant Zin (M82), volunteer of several RIT-related organizations and activities.

Yan Gyi Aung wrote :

Sayar U Sein Shan was my most familiar Mathematics Sayar since BIT period 1961-62. At that time engineering students were only about over 100. Female students were only two, one each at Textile and Chemical Department.

He was the President of Point 22-Rifle Club of BIT and I was the Secretary.We usually went to South Okkalapa Shooting Range and practiced.

While he was suffering from heart disease at his home in about 1999 in Mayangone, I frequently went to his house and encouraged him.Also when taking treatment at RGH hospital, at Cardiac Hall No 19/20, I went to him carrying boiled rice and some eatables as breakfast.

Very remarkable and historic event he did was while Major Subjects (Lines, such as Civil, Chemical, etc) performed Respect paying ceremonies to the respective department Sayars, Mathematics Department had no such ceremony. Mathematics Department always had no ceremony at that time. So Sayar U Sein Shan invited all the engineering students at the Daily News Paper that he would celebrate a friendship dinner to serve all engineering students with Danbauk rice at the Nawarat Hotel in 2000, I think. Very peculiar Sayar was!

Condolences to Saya’s Family

Dr. Saw Tin (GBNF)

A few months ago, we met the younger brother of Saya Dr. Saw Tin. He had studied at RIT and UCC. He became a monk at Pa Auk monastery. He was visiting Half Moon Bay monastery. He participated in the consecration of a Sima (Thane) in Southern California.

He told us that Saya lost memory (e.g. to eat) during his final days. His spouse Daw Thida (who is a cousin of Ko Daniel Tint Lwin (M69)) was busy taking care of saya. She learned too late that she had a medical problem.


Both passed away within a month or two.

As an assistant of Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe, I worked with several sayas from the Mathematics Departments — including Saya Dr. Saw Tin — for (a) High School Mathematics (b) CTK (Children’s Treasury of Knowledge).

Dr. Yan Naing Lwin wrote :

My deepest condolences !
He was at UI-Urbana in 1985-86 as a Fulbright Scholar, in the Math Dept .
This was after Ko Chit Swe & 5 Fulbright Scholars have visited UI in 1982 for six months. I had arranged their visit with US Embassy help in Rangoon in 1982.
I saw Ko Saw Tin at his residence in Rgn in 2000 . I did not know about his demise until today.

Daniel Tint Lwin wrote :

Thank you Ko Hla Min. Yes, I dearly miss my cousin, Thida, and her husband, Dr Saw Tin. This picture was taken from the book Yangon Echoes which Saya U Soe Paing showed me.

The book Yangon Echos featured unique places in Yangon and the Pinlon residence, where my cousin was staying, was also featured.

Yangon Echoes

Dr. Saw Tin and Daw Thida

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