Journalist-cum-Author Maung Thit Lwin (Ludu) passes away

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Journalist Maung Thit Lwin (Ludu).

Journalist-cum-Author Maung Thit Lwin (Ludu), 89 years old, has passed away in the evening of 20 August at his residence in Hmantan Ward, Nandawya Sanpya Quarter, Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, due to aging.
His remains were buried at Taung-inn Myauk-inn Cemetery at 2 pm on 21 August by his beloved family, literary community and friends.
He was born on 11 August, 1934, (Saturday) of U Pyant and Daw Aye Htike in Chauk, and his childhood name was Maung Than Wai.
In 1952, he competed under the pen name Thit Lwin (Chauk) in the first writing competition organized by Thway Thauk Magazine, and won the second place.
In 1955-56, he wrote short stories and articles under the pen name Htin Latt in Thway Thauk magazine.
Through that, he continued to write under pen names: Maung Wutyi, Maung Chit Khin, Aye Aye Mon, Htein Lin, Maung Sar, D Lu and Hnin Nu Wai.
In January 1957, he started working as an editor at newsroom of Ludu Newspaper in Mandalay.
He learned journalism from Ludu U Hla, Ludu Daw Amar, editor Thura (Shan Pyay), and proof reader U Lay Han, and wrote articles, international affairs, and other articles in Ludu Newspaper.
During the caretaker government in 1959, Ludu newspaper was halted, and Ludu U Hla allowed him to continue living in the newspaper and continue publishing books.
While trying to take practice and learn media studies based on the teachings of Ludu U Hla and Ludu Daw Amar, he continuously wrote news articles in newspapers, journals and magazines, and earned the pen name Maung Thit Lwin (Ludu).
In 1960, when public newspapers were allowed to be republished, he continued to work together with Natmauk Tun Shin and Tekkatho Saw Lwin.
In 1997, he worked as the editor-in-charge of Shwe Wutyi Magazine.
The Myanmar Press Council honoured him with the Lifetime Journalist Award for 2019-2020.—TWA/GNLM

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