- Birthday : October 2, 1930
- U Ba Than celebrated his birthdays with meritorious deeds.
He usually offered soon to the monks at Tipitaka Yaw Sayadaw.
He would invite his colleagues and former students to the Soon Kwyay.
- The Class of 69 — mostly M69ers — would pay respect to Saya around his birthday.
78th Birthday in 2008
- There was a special Gathering for Saya’s 78th Birthday (which fell on a Thursday).
- Maung Sein Win (Padeegone) paid respect with a Kabyar.
- Saya handed out his Memoirs to the attendees.
82nd Birthday in 2012
- The following photos are from the Soon Kyway.
88th Birthday in 2018
- He offered the Birthday Soon Kyway at Tipitaka Yaw Sayadaw’s Kyaung.
- He also donated the Garawa money that he had received (e.g. from the SPZPs and his former students) to charities.
- The charities include :
Little Sisters for the Poor,
Mary Chapman’s school for Deaf & Dumb,
90th Birthday in 2020
- Due to the pandemic, Soon Kyway was scaled down.
- Birthday celebrations were done via Zoom Meetings.
- U Tin Htoon (A60) and U Htaik San (Henry Kao, M80) compiled a Photo Book as the Birthday Present.
91st Birthday in 2021
- Due to the pandemic and security issues, the public celebrations were put on hold.
- Saya enjoys the company of his colleagues, friends and former students.
U Wynn Htain Oo remembered Saya’s “Kha Na Nay Bar Ohn” requests.
- Saya U Win, U Hla Win, and U Aung Moung (GBNF) offered Transportation to attend the SPZPs and Gatherings.
- U Tha Htay organized Mechanical Sayas a trip (around the SPZP-2012).
- Saya U Tun Shwe took extra care of Saya U Ba Than for the Singapore SPZPs.
- Sayas and alumni in Singapore helped Saya U Ba Than during his trips for medical check up and treatment.
- Saya was a Core Supporter of the HMEE project.
He donated many photos.
He also coordinated with U Thaw Kaung to provide Saya U Soe Paing & team access to the Archives of Rangoon University Central Library.
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- Aung Min :
I talked with Saya on 25/11/21.
He is fine , now 92
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