Tin Tut

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Tin Tut

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1st Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 January 1948 – September 1948
Prime MinisterU Nu
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byKyaw Nyein
Minister of Finance
In office
28 September 1946 – 4 January 1948
Prime MinisterAung San
Preceded byOffice established
Chancellor of University of Rangoon
In office
Personal details
Born(1895-02-01)1 February 1895
Rangoon, British Burma
Died18 September 1948(1948-09-18) (aged 53)
Rangoon, Burma
Political partyAFPFL
RelationsHtin Aung, Myint Thein and Kyaw Myint
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge

Tin Tut, CBE (Burmese: တင်ထွဋ်, pronounced [tɪ̀ɴ tʰʊʔ]; also spelt Tin Htut; 1 February 1895 – 18 September 1948) was the first 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Union of Burma, and the Minister of Finance in Aung San's pre-independence government.

Educated at Dulwich and Queens' College, Cambridge, Tin Tut was the first Burmese to become an Indian Civil Service officer. He was Prime Minister Aung San's deputy in the government.[1] However, he was not present in the cabinet meeting on 19 July 1947. On that day, assassination that claimed the lives of Aung San and six other cabinet ministers occurred .[2]

He was mortally wounded when a bomb exploded in his car on Sparks Street on 18 September 1948. He died shortly after in Rangoon General Hospital.

A close adviser of Aung San, he was instrumental in negotiations for Burma's independence including Panglong and Nu-Attlee agreements. Historian Thant Myint-U called him "the brightest Burmese officer of his generation".


  1. ^ Thant Myint-U (2006). The River of Lost Footsteps--Histories of Burma. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 252. ISBN 978-0-374-16342-6.
  2. ^ Maung Htin Aung (1967). A History of Burma. New York and London: Cambridge University Press. p. 308.