Tin Shwe

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Tin Shwe
Native name ဆရာဝန် တင်ရွှေ
Born Tin Shwe
Moulmein, British Burma
Died 2000 (aged 63–64)
Nationality Burmese
Alma mater Rangoon Medical College
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Aye Thant
Children Tin Tin Aye
Thet Thet Shwe
Thet Lwin Shwe
Parent(s) Pa
Shin Shin
Awards National Literature Award

Sayawun Tin Shwe (Burmese: တင်ရွှေ; died December 2000) was a prominent physician and author in Myanmar.

He was a committee member of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association (MWJA), and founded the Tin Shwe publishing house.

His widow, Daw Aye Thant, established the annual Sayawun Tin Shwe Award in his memory. This award, given with the assistance of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association, gives awards for new books to encourage the development of Myanmar literature.[1]

Sayawun Tin Shwe was Medical Superintendent of the Htaukkyant Leprosarium, near Rangoon. He wrote fiction as well as medical articles.

In 1963, Tin Shwe won the National Literature Award in the General Knowledge Literature category.[citation needed] In August 1996 Dr. Tin Shwe of the Medical Research Department was a member of a delegation of Myanmar writers that visited Russia.[2] In June 2000 Tin Shwe was Chairman of the MWJA Health and Welfare Work Committee.[3]


  • Sayawin Tin Shwe; et al. (1983). The Big Haunted House and Other Stories. Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO. ISBN 955-9043-22-6. 
  • Sayawin Tin Shwe. Medical doctors in post-1947 Burma (in Burmese). 
  • Sayawin Tin Shwe. Medicinal plants from Burma and other countries; their properties and uses (in Burmese). 
  • Sayawin Tin Shwe. Biographies of pioneers in medical sciences in Burma (in Burmese). 


  1. ^ Nay Nwe Moe Aung (2010). "Dr Tin Shwe Awards announced". Myanmar Times. 26 (513). Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "BURMA PRESS SUMMARY" (PDF). "The New Light of Myanmar. August 1996. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Health and Welfare Work Committee of MWJA Central Body holds a coord meeting". New Light of Myanmar. 20 June 2000.