U Ba Toke and U Ba Than

Two Sayagyis

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  • Pu Zaw Pwe (PZP) — paying homage to mentors — is a noble tradition.
  • There have been micro-PZPs, mini-PZPs and grand PZPs.
  • Sayagyi U Ba Than will celebrate his 90th birthday in October 2020′
  • U Ba Than usually visits and pay homage to his saya Sayagyi U Ba Toke at least once every year.
  • Sayagyi U Ba Toke will celebrate his 100th birthday in December 2020.
    He is a Phwa Bet Taw of Rangoon University and the First RU Student Strike.

Paying homage to Sayagyi U Ba Toke

  • During my visits to Yangon, I paid homage to Sayagyi U Ba Toke.
  • On one visit, Sayagyi gave me an autographed copy of “Life Journey of Mathematics Professor Sayagyi U Ba Toke”.
    The book was written by Saya Dr. Khin Maung Swe (Tekkatho Maung Thin Char, GBNF) based on his interviews with Sayagyi U Ba Toke.
    It also covers the early Thin Char Sayagyis.
    The book was published by Rangoon University Thin Char Mi Thar Su for Sayagyi’s 80th birthday.
  • In January 2017, Pansy Ba Toke (Thynn Thynn, ChE 74) asked her son-in-law and daughter to pick up Sayagyi U Ba Than, Saya U Tin Htut and me at Winner Inn to see her father Sayagyi U Ba Toke.
  • Sayagyi had some problems with mobility and vision, but his mind remains crisp and clear.
  • Sayagyi sometimes defer celebrating his birthday so that his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren — far and near — could join the celebration.
  • Sayagyi is pre-deceased by
    his beloved spouse
    his second son (Soe Win, 6th out of his 8 children)
    his second daughter Kitty (3rd out of his 8 children)
  • Pansy was a member of the Swel Daw Yeik “Htee Yein” at the Rangoon University Golden Jubilee in 1970.
  • Pansy has offered transportation to the Sayas who want to visit her father.

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