Sad But True

Sad But True [90] : Pe Nyun, Dr.

Rangoon University was closed for three years during the war.

When RU reopened in 1946, three children of U San Pe : Dick / Pe Nyun, Tom / Pe Thein and their older sister attended together.

The two brothers represented RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club) at the 1948 Independence Day Regatta at Kandawgyi and became RUBC Gold.

U Pe Nyun (GBNF) served as Secretary and later as Captain of RUBC.

He was Chief Pediatric Surgeon at Rangoon Children’s Hospital. He led the team that operated on Ma Nan Soe and Ma Nan San.

After retirement, he moved to Canada.

He is GBNF.

U Pe Thein (GBNF) was Professor at the Institute of Medicine, and later Minister of Health and Education.

** Notes

* The two are maternal uncles of Saya U Tu Myint (Winston, M), who taught at RIT and Singapore Polytechnic.

* The other crew members are U Tin U (elder brother of Saya U Ba Than, Most Senior and Oldest Past Captain of RUBC) and U Khin Maung Wint (Bobby Tin, son of Architect U Tin).

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