Ba Win

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Ba Win
ဘဝင်း
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Minister of Trade
In office
September 1946 – 19 July 1947
Preceded by New Office
Personal details
Born (1901-06-10)10 June 1901
Natmauk, British Burma
Died 19 July 1947(1947-07-19) (aged 46)
Yangon, British Burma
Political party AFPFL
Spouse(s) Khin Saw
Children Tin Hla Win, Saw Win, Aye Win, Khin Mya Win, Sein Win, Htwe Win
Alma mater University of Rangoon
Profession Headmaster
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Ba Win (Burmese: ဘဝင်း, pronounced: [ba̰ wɪ́ɴ]; 10 June 1901 – 19 July 1947) was a Burmese politician, and Minister of Trade in the Interim Government of Burma. He was the eldest brother of Aung San, and was assassinated together with his youngest brother during an Executive Council meeting on 19 July 1947.[1] July 19 is commemorated each year as the Martyrs' Day in Myanmar.

Biography[edit]

He was born San Tin on 10 June 1901 in Natmauk to U Pha, a lawyer, and his wife Daw Suu. He was the eldest of nine children. He studied at Sayagyi U Wa Gyi School in Natmauk, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Rangoon. He became a teacher at the National School in Taungdwingyi. In 1936 he married Khin Saw, daughter of U Ant, a lawyer and landowner and Daw Shwe May. He became the headmaster at the National School in Phyu from 1941 to 1942. He was Minister of Ministry of Trade.

He was survived by his wife Khin Saw and six children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tin Naing Toe (18 July 2010). "Brief Biographies of the Martyrs". Bi-Weekly Eleven (in Burmese) (Weekly Eleven Publishing Group).