Update : April 3, 2022
- Winner Inn is run by Saya U Ba Than’s family :
son Ye Than,
daughter-in-law Win Mar Oo,
grandson Aung Myo Myint and
granddaughter Ei Khine.
- Before the family moved to a new residential home (a little bit further down Than Lwin Road), Saya would entertain his relatives (visiting from abroad), former colleagues and students at Winner Inn.
An informal gathering took place at Winner Inn in January 2017.
Dr. Khin Tun (Peter, UK) would usually come back to Yangon before January 12 to celebrate his mother Dr. Kyi Kyi Nyunt’s birthday.
Peter’s father U Tin U is the elder brother of Saya U Ba Than.
Peter would host some celebrations (e.g. engagement party of his elder son Min Ko) at Winner Inn.
Sad to report that Peter was an early victim of Covid and lax UK Hospital policies about PPE. He passed away on April 13, 2020 (which was Easter Monday & start of Thingyan). The sad news is covered in BBC and some UK newspapers.
His spouse Win Mar recovered after two weeks of treatment at the hospital.
On a bright note, Peter was given awards posthumously and the UK hospital systems adopted better procedures.
Ko Aung Moung (M73) and Ko Hla Win (M73) are Saya’s reliable assistants / Right Hand Men.
Ko Aung Moung is also GBNF. Several monks arranged their own transportation to attend Ko Aung Moung’s last journey at Ye Wai.
It’s a small world. Win Mar’s older brother was a childhood friend of Ko Aung Moung.
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