He stood First in Burma in the Matriculation of 1963 with Distinctions in English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and a high score in Burmese. In those days, only a handful got distinctions in English and much rarer in Burmese.
He won the Collegiate Scholarship along with nine of his SPHS classmates who scored 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th and 17th in Burma. SPHS had five in the Top Five, seven in the Top Ten and ten in the Top Twenty.
He received his MBBS and had to do M. Med Sc in Burma. Those from the previous batches were sent on scholarship to do their Membership and Fellowship.
He had to wait a long time before he could get his fellowship, MD from Australia and US.
He retired from FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Earlier he taught at universities (e.g. John Hopkins).
He translated and edited Dhamma Talks and Books (e.g. Abhidhamma course given by Ashin Nandamalabhivamsa, Rector of IMBTU).