Pioneer

U Wun *

  • Saya U Wun (Minthuwun, GBNF) is a scholar and a distinguished poet.
    His mentor is Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin, who successfully proposed to Rangoon University to establish the Burmese Department.
  • He studied at RU and Oxford University.
  • He headed the Translation Department, Rangoon University.
  • He served as Professor of Burmese, Rangoon University
    and as Visiting Professor, Osaka University, Japan.
  • He founded “Khit San Sar Pay” with Saya Zaw Gyi (U Thein Han) and Theikpan Maung Wa (ICS U Sein Tin).
    At one gathering, Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin introduced the trio as “my three bright students, who are more talented than me.”
  • His friends include Saya Dr. Hla Pe, Professor at SOAS University of London and U Tet Tut, who persuaded the British Museum to return artifacts to Burma for display at the National Archives.
  • He is a Laureate Poet.
    Many aspiring poets learned from his poems (“Pyinma Ngoak Toe”, …) and books such as “Su Tu Pyu”.
    His literary friends (“K” [BBS U Khin Zaw], Tet Toe, …]) translated and published his poems and his classic short story “Bagyi Aung Nyar De”.
  • He is a linguist and a lexicographer.
    His passion was to compile a comprehensive Burmese dictionary.
    Due to resource constraints, he could only partially complete his pet project.
  • At the invitation of “Chit Mann Nwe” (Professor Harada, Osaka University), he taught and researched at Osaka University with Professor Harada and his team.
    His works include the Japanese – Burmese Dictionary and several research papers.
  • Professor Harada never forgot his roots and used “Mann” (Mandalay) in his pen name.
    He won a literary prize in Japan for translating “Thway” into Japanese.
  • He has two sons and a daughter.
    He named his younger son as Htin Kyaw / Peter Wun / Maung Po / Dalaban.
  • U Htin Kyaw wrote under the pen name “Dalaban”.
    He represented the Institute of Economics in Swimming, Water Polo and Rowing.
    He also played Tennis.
    He is a former President of Myanmar.
    He is now enjoy

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