Comedian Zargarnar’s mother dies

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Detained prominent comedian Zargarnar’s mother expired on Friday evening.

Kyi Oo (83) died of gall-bladder cancer on Friday evening at about 8:15 pm (local time), at her Rangoon residence.

Although she had been severely ill for nearly a month, she had kept her ailment hidden from her youngest son Zargarnar (a.k.a) Thura, who is serving a 35 years prison term, for involvement in aid distribution to victims of Cyclone Nargis, fearing that the information would upset him.

“Ko Thura [Zargarnar] will feel very sad about it, but I have called the prison authorities to inform him,” Ma Nyien, sister-in-law of Zargarnar told Mizzima.

Ma Nyien said, Zargarnar’s mother had been ill for the past one month, and though family members realized the severity of the illness, they did not divulge it to Zargarnar, fearing it would upset him.

She added that Kyi Oo would be cremated on Saturday afternoon.

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Comedian Zargarnar’s mother dies, Mizzima