Nay (Name) *

  • U Nay Aung
  • Daw Nay Chi
  • U Nay Myo
  • U Nay Myo Aung
  • U Nay Soe
  • U Nay Win (M69, GBNF) was my classmate at PPBRS (Private Primary Boundary Road School). He moved to MEHS (Methodist English High School). We became classmates again at I.Sc.(A) and RIT. He retired teaching (about Marine Technology or similar) in a polytechnic in Singapore. He told me to spell his name correctly as “Nay” and not “Ne”. His buddies include U Tint Lwin (Daniel, M69) and U Sein Myint (EP69). They would cheer him up when he was being hospitalized. He was jovial even though he was on liquid diet for a few years. He jokingly asked, “Can you give me Whiskey?”
  • Collegian Nay Win was born in Hinthada. He joined the Navy and then made his name at Rangoon University as a football player. His nickname was “Pa Pu”. His coach Saya Nyein recommended him to the producers of “Kaw Leik Gin” (Collegian). The rest is history. He supposedly told his family to have “Say Leik Toh” (Tin Moe’s poem) as his epitaph.
  • Tekkatho Nay Win (Bo Tun Hla) was a PSO (Personal Staff Officer) of Bogyoke Aung San. He later became an actor, lecturer and writer.
  • Dr. Nay Win (Hardy) was Medical Superintendent of the Psychiatric Hospital. He is the father-in-law of U Ye Gaung (EC8x, “May” Recording Studio).
  • Born as Shu Maung, he changed his name as “Ne Win“. The name change possibly made his future bright and shining — except for the last few years. During his reign, any article containing “Sun” (especially “Setting Sun”) was censored. So was any reference to Dhammata (the epic poem by Ananda Thuriya). Anyone using “Ta” instead of “Tit” was fined ten pyas for each occurrence.
  • U Nay Win (British Burma) studied cinematography in the USA.

[Per U Khin Maung Zaw (“KMZ”, EC76)] : We have a classmate Nay Win (M77) who has a rather hilarious nick name “မီးပြိုင့္” as in Traffic Light. He blushed occasionally if and when we teased him, as you might imagine we did it quite often on purpose, poor guy! We asked him to be a goalkeeper for our hockey team, and he became better at it as he’s quite fearless in front of the posts. I met him again in Singapore when I worked there in early 80s while he was plying his trade on the ships. At one time he got an assignment on a highly automated, US bound container ship but with little experience. He got off after several months, stressed out of course, and took him quite some time to get the thick layer of grease in his hair. We have not been able to locate his where about nowadays, but will keep tracking him….

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