U Ba Than (1)

Update : February 28, 2020

  • Sayagyi U Ba Than matriculated in 1947.
  • Studied at the Imperial College in London, UK.
    Upon his return, he joined the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rangoon as Assistant Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
  • After teaching for some time, he returned to Imperial College to study for a Master’s degree (which was required to get promoted to Lecturer).
  • Served as Lecturer and Acting Head, and then Professor and Head until his retirement.
  • Has several photo albums : personal, family and engineering faculty and students.
  • Loaned his photos for
    (a) display at MES
    (b) the publication of “History of University Engineering Education in Burma/Myanmar”.
  • Kept in touch with his former colleagues and students.
    He would invite them to his Annual Birthday Soon Kwyay on or around October 2nd.
    U Aung Moung (M73, GBNF) was Saya’s top aide.
  • Several sayas (e.g. U Tin Htut) and former students (e.g. “Daniel” Tint Lwin) paid respect to Sayagyi during their visits to Yangon.
  • U Aung Min (M69) organized several mini-PZPs for Sayagyi.
    M69ers are joined by 69ers from other disciplines to pay respect around Sayagyi’s birthday on October 2nd.
  • Sayagyi donated back all the Garawa money that he had received from the SPZPs and mini-PZPs.

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