Mirzo Tursunzoda

Mirzo Tursunzoda (Tajik: Мирзо Турсунзода, 2 May 1911 — 24 September 1977) was an important Tajikistani and Soviet poet and a prominent political figure, full member (academician) of the Tajik Academy of Sciences, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Tajikistan, a member of the Union of Soviet Writers. Today Tursunzoda has been elevated to the level of Hero of Tajikistan.

Mirzo Tursunzoda
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BornMay 2, 1911
DiedSeptember 24, 1977(1977-09-24) (aged 66)
NationalityTajikistani
OccupationPoet

Tursunzoda's face appears on the front of the one Somoni note. The town of Tursunzoda (formerly Regar) is named in his honor. Dushanbe's Memorial and Literature Museum was founded in 1981 in honor of Tursunzoda's 70th anniversary.[1]

He was awarded the Stalin prize.

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