State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Chairman Bhamo Sayadaw passes away

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Bhamo Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa, Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, 94 years old, vasa 74, peacefully passed away at Bhamo Monastery in Mahaaungmye Township in Mandalay at 11:11 pm on 25 May.
The venerable Sayadaw received medical treatment for liver and stomach diseases at the hospital in Bangkok of Thailand in March. Then, Sayadaw was moved to Mandalay General Hospital from the hospital in Bangkok, and two months later, Sayadaw passed away.
Sayadaw was born to parents U Po Thit and Daw Aye Thaik in Yabe Village in Taungtha Township of Myingyan District in Mandalay Region.
Sayadaw was offered Agga Maha Pandita, Agga Maha Ganthavacaka Pandita, Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru and Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika titles as well as D Litt by the State Pariyatti Sasana Universities management central committee, Yangon University and Sehan University of Korea.
Sayadaw served as Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee-SSMNC as well as had served duties of Pro-Rector at the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University.
The day of final rites has not been designated, and further information will be released in detail, said a Sayadaw, a member of the Monastery Patrons. — GNLM/TTA

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