Born in December 1930 , at Myaungmya in Irrawaddy Division. Educated at Rangoon University, graduating in 1951 with the B.Sc. Honours Degree in Geology with First Class Honours and at London University, Imperial College of Science & Technology with a Ph.D. from London University and D.I.C. from Imperial College.  

After graduation and further studies, served as Lecturer and later as Professor of Geology in Rangoon University,   Director General of Higher Education, Joint Secretary and later as Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Deputy Minister of Education , Minister of Mines, Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand.

Retired from Government in 1978 and joined the United  Nations as Consultant to the Director of Programmes, in UNICEF, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Indonesia, and Director of Programmes in UNICEF. On retirement, taught for six years in the School of Public Health as Professor of Public Health and served on the Board of Trustees in several non-governmental organizations.