|Died||2000 (aged 63–64)|
|Alma mater|| Moulmein Intermediate College |
Rangoon Medical College
|Children||Tyn Tyn Aye|
Thet Thet Shwe
Thet Lwin Shwe
|Awards||National Literature Award|
Sayawun Tin Shwe (Burmese : တင်ရွှေ; died December 2000) was a prominent physician and author in Myanmar.
He was a committee member of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association (MWJA), and founded the Tin Shwe publishing house.
His widow, Aye Thant, established the annual Sayawun Tin Shwe Award in his memory. This award, given with the assistance of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association, gives awards for new books to encourage the development of Myanmar literature.
Sayawun Tin Shwe was Medical Superintendent of the Htaukkyant Leprosarium, near Rangoon. He wrote fiction as well as medical articles.
In 1963, Tin Shwe won the National Literature Award in the General Knowledge Literature category.[ citation needed ] In August 1996 Dr. Tin Shwe of the Medical Research Department was a member of a delegation of Myanmar writers that visited Russia. In June 2000 Tin Shwe was Chairman of the MWJA Health and Welfare Work Committee.
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