Ba Win (Burmese: ဘဝင်း, pronounced [ba̰ wɪ́ɰ̃]; 10 June 1901 – 19 July 1947) was a Burmese politician, and Minister of Trade in the Interim Government of Burma. He was the eldest brother of Aung San, and was assassinated together with his youngest brother during an Executive Council meeting on 19 July 1947.[1][failed verification] 19 July is commemorated each year as the Martyrs' Day in Myanmar.

Ba Win
Minister of Trade
In office
September 1946 – 19 July 1947
Preceded byNew Office
Personal details
Born(1901-06-10)10 June 1901
Natmauk, British Raj
Died19 July 1947(1947-07-19) (aged 46)
Yangon, British Burma
Resting placeMartyrs' Mausoleum, Myanmar
Political partyAFPFL
SpouseKhin Saw
ChildrenTin Hla Win
Saw Win
Aye Win
Khin Mya Win
Sein Win
Htwe Win
RelativesAung San (brother)
Aung San Oo (nephew)
Aung San Suu Kyi (niece)
Alma materUniversity of Rangoon


He was born San Tin on 10 June 1901 in Natmauk to U Pha, a lawyer, and his wife Daw Suu. He was the eldest of nine children. He studied at Sayagyi U Wa Gyi School in Natmauk, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Rangoon. He became a teacher at the National School in Taungdwingyi. In 1936 he married Khin Saw, daughter of U Ant, a lawyer and landowner and Daw Shwe May. He became the headmaster at the National School in Phyu from 1941 to 1942. He was Minister of Ministry of Trade.

He was survived by his wife Khin Saw and six children.


  1. ^ Tin Naing Toe (18 July 2010). "Brief Biographies of the Martyrs". Bi-Weekly Eleven (in Burmese). Weekly Eleven Publishing Group.