Update : November 14, 2022


  • Burma Astro Research Bureau (BARB) was formed around 1980s.
  • Many who studied Veda and allied subjects (e.g. Astronomy, Palmistry, Numerology) served as Advisors, Teachers and Researchers at BARB.
  • Some also wrote for the “Jotisha Veda” Magazine.
  • There were also ad-hoc sessions a selected houses for discussion and “live” training sessions given by Veda sayas (U Myint Sein, U Khin Aung Bo, U Than Htay, U Myint Lwin, Bogyi Kyaw Zan Hla, …).
  • After the demise of key EC members, BARB was reorganized.
  • It evolved into Myanmar Astro Research Bureau (MARB) with U Khin Aung Bo as President.
  • MARB lost Saya U Myint Lwin earlier and Saya U Khin Aung Bo recently.
  • The family of Saya U Aye Win Kyaw suffered a double tragedy.
  • Dr. Kan Nyunt (Bagyi Kan) is the oldest (but still very active) among the sayas and sayamas.

Early Executive Committee Members of BARB

  • Saya U Myaing (President, GBNF)
    Published Jotisha Veda Magazine
  • Saya Dr. Chit Swe (Vice President, GBNF)
    Pioneer of Computer Systems and Applications in Burma
    Retired Rector, RASU
    Taught at RU, Thailand and Australia
  • Saya U Min Wun (Vice President)
    Member of Pyeikkadein Ah Kyan Pay Ah Phwe
    Retired Professor, Civil Engineering, RIT
    Retired Consultant, CalTrans
  • Saya U Kyaw Min (GBNF)
    Studied Architecture at MIT
    Taught part-time at the Architecture Department, RIT
    Pen name : Pithuka Kyaw Min
  • Saya U Aye Win Kyaw (GBNF)
    Retired Lecturer, Civil Engineering, RIT
    Taught Astronomy at BARB and MARB
  • Saya U Myint Sein (GBNF)
    Ran family business
    Principal, BARB : Requested me and my students to provide programs for Vedic Calculations
    Founder, IDEA Astrology
    Visiting Professor, Taing Yin Say (School of Indigenous Medicine)
    Expertise : Medical Astrology
  • U Nyan Win (Secretary, GBNF)
  • U Tin Aung (Joint Secretary, GBNF)
    Expertise : Phalita
  • U Mya Sein (Treasurer, GBNF)
  • U Win Pe (Joint Treasurer, GBNF)
    His ancestors published Myanmar Ephemeris

U Myint Sein (GBNF)

  • Principal of BARB
  • He was a friend from Primary School.
  • He requested me to develop programs for Veda calculations and predictions.
    Ko Win Latt (UCC) developed Win Horo.
    Ko Zaw Tun (UCC) developed a Prolog program for prediction.
  • Visiting Professor at the School of Indigenous Medicine.
  • Founder, IDEA Astrology
  • Passed away peacefully while watching TV at home
  • It was good news and bad news for his son, who was back in Yangon to take examination for Master Mariner.
    He lost his father, but was present at his father’s last journey.

U Aye Win Kyaw (GBNF)

  • Saya at the Civil Engineering Department, RIT.
  • Taught Astronomy at BARB and MARB
  • Passed away at a hospital in Pyin Oo Lwin
  • His son (who visited Saya) passed away earlier unexpectedly while taking a shower at the hospital
    Double tragedy for the family
  • GBNF.

U Khin Aung Bo (GBNF)

  • President of MARB
  • B. Ed
  • Taught at GTI, BARB and MARB
  • Expertise include Thanhita
  • Fell backwards while reciting Pathan
  • Hospitalized
  • Passed away on May 13, 2020 at the tender age of 80.
U Khin Aung Bo
U Khin Aung Bo

U Myint Lwin (GBNF)

  • Vice President, MARB
  • Taught at BARB and MARB
  • Expertise include Phalita
  • Helped with the early Veda Calendar

U Than Htay

  • Vice President of MARB
  • Taught at BARB and MARB
  • Expertise include Ganita
  • Medical Technologist
U Than Htay, U Khin Aung Bo, U Myint Lwin

U Hla Win

  • Vice President, MARB
  • Member of “Myanmar Pyeikkdadein Ah Kyan Pay Ah Phwe.”
  • Busy not only with his work, but also with SPZP and “History of University Engineering Education in Burma/Myanmar”.
  • Taught Veda courses (e.g. Research)

U Kyaw Myint

  • Succeeded U Khin Aung BO as President, MARB
  • Expert on Veda and Traditional Medicine.
  • Associate member of “Myanmar Pyeikkdadein Ah Kyan Pay Ah Phwe.”

Dr. Kan Nyunt

  • Patron, MARB
  • Elder brother of U Kyaw Myint
  • Wrote / Translated many articles
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Other Sayas

  • Dr. Aung Myin Bo
  • U Soe Thein
  • U Thein Aung
  • Daw Mya Mya Aye
  • Daw Moe Moe (Venus)

Lunch Gathering

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  • During my trips to Yangon, MARB Sayas would pick me up.
    U Hla Win would sometimes pick me up; otherwise, he would send his assistant or another saya.
  • I would give a brief guest lecture.
  • U Than Htay and U Hla Win were not present at the lunch gathering (shown in the photo) near the old MARB Office.
  • Dr. Aung Myin Bo and his spouse picked us up (along with Saya Thae) to the new MARB Office.
  • The Tarot saya from Thailand (fri end of Prophet Myat San) donated air conditioners for use at MARB Office / Training School.

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