U Khandi

In this Burmese name, U is an honorific.
U Khandi
Born Po Maung
1868
Ywathaya village, Yamethin District, Kingdom of Myanmar
Died Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. (aged 81)
Nationality Burmese
Occupation hermit
Religion Theravada Buddhism

U Khandi (1868 – 14 January 1949) was a Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

His work was not only recognised by the Burmese people but also the colonial British government, which gave him and his followers’ special privileges such as free travel certificates and work permits. U Khandi suffered minor paralysis for three years and died on 14 January 1949. Two years later funeral celebrations were held and he was cremated.

References

  • Burmese Encyclopedia Vol 2, p-320 printed in 1955
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