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pronounced [tɪ̀ɰ̃tʰʊʔ] ; also spelt Tin Htut; 1 February 1895 – 18 September 1948) was the 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Union of Burma, and the Minister of Finance in Aung San's pre-independence government. [2]

Educated at Dulwich and Queens' College, Cambridge, Tin Tut was the first Burmese to become an Indian Civil Service officer. He was Prime Minister Aung San's deputy in the government. [3] However, he was not present in the cabinet meeting on 19 July 1947. On that day, assassination that claimed the lives of Aung San and six other cabinet ministers occurred . [4]

He was mortally wounded when a bomb exploded in his car on Sparks Street on 18 September 1948. He died shortly after in Rangoon General Hospital.

A close adviser of Aung San, he was instrumental in negotiations for Burma's independence including Panglong and Nu-Attlee agreements. Historian Thant Myint-U called him "the brightest Burmese officer of his generation".

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  1. ဦးသောင်း, ကြေးမုံ (1971). ဗမာ့ခေတ်မှ ကြေးမုံသို့. ရန်ကုန်: ပုဂံစာအုပ်တိုက်. p. ၈၉.
  2. "U Tin Tut, one of the most important figures in modern Burmese history". lostfootsteps.org.
  3. Thant Myint-U (2006). The River of Lost Footsteps--Histories of Burma. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 252. ISBN   978-0-374-16342-6.
  4. Maung Htin Aung (1967). A History of Burma . New York and London: Cambridge University Press. p.  308.
Tin Tut
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1st Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 January 1948 16 August 1948 [1]