Update : February 29, 2020
Benjamin Franklin said, “Two things are certain. Death and Taxes.”
Men are mortal. Some tried ways and means (e.g. via Alchemy) to have long life and perhaps become immortal.
Actuarial Tables are used in the Insurance Industry. They are based on the Life Expectancy.
Infant Mortality rates were relatively high before the progress of Medical Research and Health Care.
Daw Nyein (Physics) lived over a hundred years.
U Num Kok (C) passed away in 2018 at the tender age of 98.
U Ba Toke is currently the most senior among the RIT sayas and sayamas. He is a Phwa Bet Taw of Rangoon University and the First Rangoon University Students Strike in December 1920.
U Ohn Khine (M70) reports the GBNF list of the 1st BE Intake of 64 (aka the Class of 70). It has 90+ members. Ko Peter Pe (swimming and water polo) was among the earliest. Ko Cho Aye and Ko Aye Win Kyaw passed away in 2018.
U Aung Min (M69) reports the GBNF list of the Class of 69. It has 80+ members. Ko Khin Maung Nyo was among the earliest. Ko Nay Win, Ko Chit Tin, Ko Myint Thein (Kabar) and Ko Tin Myint (John Lee) passed away in the past years. The mortality rate of 25% (or so) is quite high. Some have medical problems.
The Class of IM 67 (with Dr. “Leslie” Saw Naing as the recorder) could track only 17 or so deaths from the class.
The Class of IM 94 has 40 or so as GBNF.
Every morning when I wake up, I feel happy that I am alive and well. I am not an Optimist or a Pessimist. I am a Realist. I am thankful that I have a reasonably good health and memory to pay back to my beloved Motherland, my Alma Mater, my ancestors, my mentors, and all to whom I owe gratitude. Thanks to the readers who enjoy my posts and also share them to their friends and families.