Bohmong Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury '14th'(1959-1996)
The Bohmang Raja(Circle Chief)
In 1599 A.D. the Maharaja Maung Rajagree, the King of Arakan led to the capitulation of “Hainthawadee”
or Kingdom of Pegu. “Nainda Bayin”, The king of Pegu was defeated and perished in the war. The beautiful young daughter of Nainda Bayin, Thien Daw Hnang & minor Prince Maung Saw Prue were taken to “Mrawk U”, the capital of Arakan,
as captive along with other booties. Some 3000 families from Pegu followed the scion of their ruler and settled in Arakan.
Later, the successor of Maung Rajagree
and the then Arakanese King Mong Khyai Maung married the princes & appointed his brother-in-law “Maung Saw Pru” as the governor of annexed Chittagong in 1614. The 3000 families that accompanied the captive prince were allowed to settle in the
region around Chittagong. The present Marma people are the descendents of these groups.
edited by Richie Aung