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Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint (2)

Update : April 23,, 2020

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U Ba Kyi’s Painting

Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint (SPHS60, IM1 67) had a replica of U Ba Kyi’s painting of Kisagotami in his office in the Children’s Hospital. It helped him in consoling parents who lost their child.

Our Families

Our families were close Dhamma friends and supporters of Dat Poung Zon Aung Min Gaung Pagoda and Mon Sayadaw U Thilawuntha.

He took care of my sons when they were young.

His Writings

He contributed posts about the Seven Siblings

  • U Tin Tut
  • U Kyaw Myint
  • U Myint Thein
  • Dr. Htin Aung
  • Daw Khin Mya Mu
  • Daw Khin Saw Mu
  • Daw Tin Saw Mu

He chronicled the Medical pioneers and/or his mentors.

His Book

He acknowledged the success of his colleagues and former students.

He air-mailed me a book (compiled and published by his colleagues and former students) from Australia. The postage cost a lot more than the price of the book.

Sad Loss of Manuscripts

Before U E Maung [Professor of Burmese, University of Rangoon] died, he asked me to bring out exercise books with writings by [my paternal aunt] Daw Khin Mya Mu. In the books were transcript of many “Kyauk sar” and translation into Burmese of hundreds of stone scriptures from all over Burma. When I asked him why they were not published, he told me that no printing press [in those days] have fonts for the ancient writings. [Thus] they were all unpublished.

The sad thing was when Dr. Htin Aung [Rector, University of Rangoon, Ba Dway] left Burma, he had also left not only his books but drafts of books he wanted to finish and publish, mainly in history.

U E Maung donated his house and belongings to Tipitaka Sayadaw. When he passed away Dr. Tha Hla was given the task of selling the property and have as cash donation for Sayadaw. We were not informed but later on when I asked, I was told that except for some books, the handwritten documents were not saved anywhere. Felt very sad about losing the handwritten books.

Only some books were chosen to be donated to the Burmese Department of Rangoon University.

His Classmates from Std. VII(A) in SPHS

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The photo was taken in Std VIII (A) in SPHS (St. Paul’s High School).

Many have now retired.

The photo was annotated mainly by Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint with minor revisions by me.

The teachers include Brother Peter, Brother Gerald, U Nyunt Maung and Mr. George Chapman.

Front Row:
Robert Ba Maung (Chief Engineer, Mercantile Marine, now living in Liverpool), Commander Myint Ngwe (Burma Navy DSA 6th. batch), Robert Gale@Khin Maung Oo (BE (EC), Biomedical engineer BPI, now in Charlotte, North Carolina), Dr. Khin Zaw (PhD (Moscow), Retired Rector, Institute of Education, third cousin of TOKM), Wilbert Hoe@Dr. Thein Myint (Senior Ophthalmologist London)

Second Row:
Dr. Harry Kyaw Tun (DDS – Dental Surgeon studied in East Germany but now in united Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall), Dr. Ho Shak Lim (FRCP, Senior Physician Hong Kong), Dr. Kyaw San Win (Retired Medical Superintendent, Yangon Orthopedic Hospital), Dexter@Thaung Lwin (BE (EC), Senior IT Engineer IBM Rangoon & Singapore, Retired, Past Captain and Gold of RUBC), Dr. Myo Aung Khin (Retired Manager, Immunization Programme, Dept. of Health)

Third Row:
Prof. Saw Naing (Professor of Medicine, IM1), Tin Maung Aye (Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, younger brother of Dr. Aye Maung Than, DSMA), Col. Hla Myint@Michael (OTS 31st.batch, Retired Colonel (Infantry) & Chief of Security (Police, Secretariat)), Home Ministry), Dr. Myint Tun@Henry Cho Tun (PhD Birmingham, in Chemistry residing in LA, winner of Matthew Hunter Medal RASU), Prof. Min Lwin (Professor in Orthopedics), Dr. Herbert Liou (Hong Kong)

Fourth Row:
Prof. Than Toe (Rehabilitation & Physical Medicine. RGH), Lt. Cmdr. Aung Shwe (Burma Navy)

Last Row:
Myo Myint (BE (EC), RUBC Gold, Mathematical Genius, Retired from PPIC, elder brother of Dr. Ba Han Texas), Than Htut (BE (Mech), RUBC Gold, Heavy Industries & Defense Industries), Mor Eng Way@Aye Ngwe (Retire d. Senior Radiologist, Former Commander. US Navy, Walter Reed Hospital), Nyunt Tin@ George Chiong (Retired Prof of Paed. Anesthesiology, Chicago – he is the second of four brilliant Chiong brothers, the eldest Chiong Boo Chiong @ Dr. Hla Shwe, Ph.D in Nuclear Physics, College Dean)

Homage by his students

Khine Marlar Myint wrote :

လြမ္း

တစ္ေခတ္မွာ တစ္ေယာက္
ထြန္းေပါက္ခဲ့ ျမန္ျပည္တြင္၊
ၿပိဳင္ေလာက္သူ မရွိရွား
ထူးျခားတဲ့ သမားဂုဏ္အင္။

ကေလးတို႔တြက္ ထင္မွတ္မွား
နတ္သိၾကား ပမာအသြင္၊
မမာသူ က်ံဳးကာထေအာင္
သူ႔ကုထံုး စြမ္းလွအစဥ္၊
တပည့္အေပါင္းကို ရင္ဝယ္သား
အမွတ္ထားတဲ့ ဆရာသခင္။

မေတြ႕တာၾကာ
မေမ့ပါ ဆရာ႕တပည့္ေတြက
ေန႔စဥ္ ဦးတင္
မာပါေစ ဆုေခ်ြေတာင္း။

အေၾကာင္းသင့္ရင္ျဖင့္
ျပန္ေခၚခ်င္ တို႔နိုင္ငံတြင္းကို မွန္း၊
အသြင္သစ္ နဲ႔ ျပည္သစ္မွာ
ခ်စ္ေသာ ဆရာ သူ႔ ဥာဏ္အားနဲ႔
ဘာေတြကို ဘယ္လိုေကာင္းေအာင္ ေျပာင္းမယ္
ေတြးမိကာလြမ္း….။
၃/၅/၁၆

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