U Ottama

Deceased Person

1880 – 1939

Who was U Ottama?

Sayadaw U Ottama was a Burmese Theravada Buddhist monk, author and a leader of the Burmese independence movement during the British colonial rule. The ethnic Rakhine monk was imprisoned several times by the British colonial government for his anti-colonialist political activities. He went on a hunger strike in prison, and died in September 1939. He is presently considered one of the national heroes of modern Myanmar.

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Born
Dec 28, 1880
Sittwe
Died
Sep 9, 1939
Yangon