Hso Khan Pha, Burmese-born Canadian geologist, Died at 78


His Royal Highness Prince Hso Khan Pha of Yawnghwe, (aka Tiger) was born on April 15, 1938, and died on October 4, 2016.

He was a consulting geologist.

Pha lived in exile in Canada.

Hso was son of Sao Shwe Thaik, the Saopha of Yawnghwe and Sao Nang Hearn Kham, the Mahadevi (consort).

However, Sao Shwe Thaik was the first President of the democratic and newly independent Union of Burma from 1948-52.

After graduation, he was hired as a geologist in England, and went to prospect for diamonds in the Ivory Coast- West Africa, for the DeBeers, Diamond Corporation Limited; in 1966 transferred to Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company Limited, starting first in Flin Flon, Manitoba, and on to exploration projects in Ontario and Quebec; joined Mattagami Lake Mines as a Senior Exploration Geologist in 1970; in 1972 became Senior Project Geologist in charge of all explorations in western Canada; opened the Western Exploration Office for Mattagami Lake Mines in Edmonton, 1975; became an independent geological consultant in 1976, working briefly in 1977 for Alberta Environment; in 1978 started consulting in the oil-patch; sought the Liberal nomination in the federal riding of Elk Island in April 1993.

Hso Khan Pha passed away at 78 year old.