Letya Sekkya of Toungoo

Letya Sekkya (Burmese: လက်ျာ စကြာ, pronounced [lɛʔjà sɛʔkjà]) was governor of Toungoo (Taungoo) from 1342 to 1344. He became governor with the title of Zeya Thingyan (ဇေယျ သင်္ကြန်) after the death of his father-in-law Kayin Ba, who left no male heirs.[1][2] Prior to becoming governor, he had been a longtime minister serving at the regional court of Toungoo at least since the 1310s. In 1317−18, Sekkya led the negotiations with the forces of Pinya that allowed the rebellious governor Thawun Nge to remain in office in exchange for the latter's nominal submission.[1][3] He was assassinated in 1344 by his younger brother Htauk Hlayga.[2]

Letya Sekkya
လက်ျာ စကြာ
Governor of Toungoo
In office
1342–1344
MonarchSithu of Pinya (1342−44)
Kyawswa I of Pinya (1344)
Preceded byKayin Ba
Succeeded byHtauk Hlayga
Personal details
Diedc. May 1344
c. early 706 ME
Toungoo (Taungoo)
Pinya Kingdom
Spouse(s)Daughter of Kayin Ba

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yazawin Thit Vol. 1 2012: 333
  2. ^ a b Sein Lwin Lay 2006: 21−22
  3. ^ Sein Lwin Lay 2006: 20

BibliographyEdit

  • Maha Sithu (2012) [1798]. Kyaw Win; Thein Hlaing (eds.). Yazawin Thit (in Burmese). 1–3 (2nd printing ed.). Yangon: Ya-Pyei Publishing.
  • Sein Lwin Lay, Kahtika U (2006) [1968]. Mintaya Shwe Hti and Bayinnaung: Ketumadi Taungoo Yazawin (in Burmese) (2nd printing ed.). Yangon: Yan Aung Sarpay.
Letya Sekkya of Toungoo
 Died: c. May 1344
Royal titles
Preceded by
Kayin Ba
Governor of Toungoo
1342 – 1344
Succeeded by
Htauk Hlayga