President of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma from 1981 to 1988 who was also Commander in Chief of the Tatmadaw.
He studied Medicine at a university in Rangoon, and joined the army during World War II against the Japanese.
While Burma was in political upheaval after his retirement, he lived out his life peacefully and away from politics.
He married Than Shein and they raised four children together.
He and Aung San Suu Kyi are both politicians from Burma.