Khin Kyi, Daw


Khin Kyi, Daw
   (1912-1988)
   Wife and widow of Aung San and mother of Aung San Suu Kyi. A nurse, she tended to Aung San during an illness and married him in 1942, bearing him two sons and a daughter. She was a prominent member of the All Burma Women's Freedom League and the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League, and served as director of social welfare in the government headed by U Nu. From 1960 to 1967, she was Burma's ambassador to India, the first Burmese woman to serve in an ambassadorial post. A strict mother, she had a formidable influence on her daughter, inculcating in her respect for traditional values.
   Daw Khin Kyi's illness brought her daughter to Rangoon (Yangon) in 1988. After she died on December 27 of that year, hundreds of thousands of people attended her funeral, including Western ambassadors.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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