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Col. Ba Shin (1914 - 1970)

Col. Ba Shin was born in Ywarkauk, Pyinmanar in 1914. His parents were Principal U Hein and Daw Saw Yin. His wife was Daw Khin May Kyi (Retired Lecturer from Zoology Department, Yangon University). Before the Second World War he studied in the Bachelor of Arts (Honous) class specializing in Inscription and Oriental History in Yangon University. He carried out research in Chinese – Myanmar relations of the Middle period and the history of Chinese – Myanmar Inscriptions. During the Japanese occupation he became a Lt. Col. in the Military Division (4) of the Burma Army. He worked in the Myanmar Army until 1956. In 1957 he joined the Burma Historical Commission as a Compiler. He wrote many English and Myanmar research papers in Bulletin of the Burma Historical Commission and many articles about racial and ethnic groups of Myanmar were written for the Myanmar Encyclopaedia. This pen-name were (1) San Aung (2) Thutethi (3) Bohmu Nyanna (4) Taing Lay Yebawhaung (5) Lt. Colonel Ba Shin (6) U Ba Shin (7) Wari San (8) Maung Pinti (9) Scott Boy. He wrote Lawkatheikpan in English and Myanmar before Anawrahta. He was a Myanmar Muslim and he worked as the Secretary – General in the Myanmar Islam Religious Council till he died. He died on 7th January 1970.

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