National Literary Award winner writer Nyi Pu Lay passes away

National Literary Award winner writer Nyi Pu Lay (aka) Nyein Chan (aka) Bo Nyo died of a heart attack in Mandalay on 21 June morning.
Saya Nyi Pu Lay was the youngest son of Ludu U Hla and Ludu Daw Amar and was born on 5 February 1952 in Mandalay.
He attended St Peter’s High School in Mandalay from primary to high school education. He obtained a science degree majoring in geology from Mandalay Arts and Science University. As he was the youngest son among five siblings, he used the pen name “Nyi Pu Lay” in the literature field and his story “Hlatsar Tatoe” was published in Sabai Phyu magazine in 1985 and he entered the Myanmar literature field by writing short stories.
From 1975 to 1977, he was Mandalay region’s selected football player on the short list and he was detained together with his parents for seven months at Mandalay prison for making communication with his brother Phoe Than Chaung, who was in the jungle with BCP on 21 August 1978.
In 1989, he established the Htipaungkar publishing house with his friends at Letsalkan between 32nd and 33rd Street, 84th Street. His first short story was “Thu Htet Kae, Shwe Pyi Soe, Nyi Pu Lay” (1989 March, Ludu Kyi Pwar Yay publishing house) and the first book written on a computer in Myanmar “Kalay Lugyi Kyite Pyi Chit Kya Par Tae” Nyi Pu Lay short stories (1990 September, Ludu Kyi Pwar Yay publishing house), Lamin Yae Cho Thar Tae Lat Khote Than, Ta Kyaung Swal Kalay Panchi and other short stories, “Lu Ah Aeintmat” short stories and “Ledo Hukawng Hmin Chit Hmat Su Myar” are his famous books.
Moreover, he published “Myay Thu Gyi” story and “Nyein Thet Taminit and other short stories” in 2006 and the “Nyein Thet Taminit and other short stories” won the first Tha Ha Ya literary award of Tha Ha Ya Library of Mogok in 2006.
He won a national literary award with his book“The Sweet Honey Drop on the Sharp Blade” in 2016.
Saya Nyi Pu Lay was also interested in painting and he drew pictures for stories and held photo exhibitions to display the photos he took under the name of “Nyein Chan Lan San” in Mandalay.
The authors of the Mandalay literature community and his friends extended condolences to the family on their social network.
The writer died at the age of 72 and left his wife Daw Tin Tin Win and three children. — TWA/KTZH

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