Nilawan Pintong, Thai writer, Died at 101


Nilawan Pintong was born on December 6, 1915, and died on February 7, 2017.

She was a feminist.

Her efforts toward the development of women’s rights in Thailand earned her the title Steel Lotus Blossom.

Pintong was best known as the founder of the Ounakorn Center and Satree Sarn Magazine, Thailand’s first women’s magazine which aimed to inspire women to have active participation in community affairs.

During 1961, Pintong was also the first Thai recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service.

Nilawan Pintong passed away at 101 years old.