|He was born in 1929.
Matriculated in 1948, he joined Mandalay College the same year and obtained B.A. Degree in 1952. He was appointed Tutor in the Department of Modern History and political Science, Yangon University where he pursued further studies leading to B.A. (Hons) and M.A. Degrees in 1954 and 1955 respectively. He was promoted Assistant lecturer and in 1956 he won a Myanmar Government schoarship for postgraduade studies abroad.
Admitted to the London school of economics and political science, London University he worked for the Doctorate Doctorate Degree in International Relations, which he obtained in 1960. He returned home to rejoin his academic career at his Alma Mater. From 1961 to 1975 he served as Senior Lecturer and Departmental Head in Mawlamyine College, Institute of Education and Workers' Myanmar.
In 1976 he was transfered to the Ministry of Culture and promoted Director- General of fine and Performing Arts Department and Director- General of Myanmar Historical Research Department the two Posts he held concurrently. In 1982 he was sent to Mandalay University to take the professorial Chair of History and aslo that of International Relation.
In 1987 he was transferred to the Department of Archelogy as its Director-General. In1989 he was appointed Chairman of the committe for the compilation of Myanmar history till 1933. He is now member of the Myanmar Historical Commission, member of the council of University of Culture and member of the Central Executive Committee of Writer and Journalists Association, Myanmar.
He has represented his country at a number of International Conferences and Seminars where he presentedpapers on history, education, Buddhism, Culture, literature, Art and Archeology of his country.
He is professor of History and Buddhist Art at the International Buddhist Missionary University.
He writes college textbooks, tourist guidebooks, travelogues, short stories and articles in Myanmar in and English in the Periodicals. He broadcasts weekly talk on Myanmar culture in the English programme of Radio Myanmar. He is the chief editor of Myanmar perspectives, a quartely magazine on Myanmar current affairs.