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Mirzo Tursunzoda

Mirzo Tursunzoda

Tajikistani poet
The basics
Occupation Poet
Country Tajikistan
Date of birth Tursunzoda District, Tajikistan
Date of death Sep 24, 1977 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Authority ISNI id VIAF id Library of congress id
The details

Tajik national poet Mirzo Tursunzoda(1911-1977) was an important Tajikistani poet and a prominent political figure.

Early life and career

Tursunzoda born on 19 April 1911 in the village of Karatag, Regar district, Tajikistan in the family of craftsmen.
He attended Dushanbe boarding school, and later, the Pedagogical College. After graduation, he began his career as a journalist in the newspaper "Komsomol Tojikiston."

He contributed immensely towards the cultural development of the country. His popularity and fame earned him the status of Hero of the Tajik people. In addition, his face appears on the front of the one Somoni note. In his honor, his native town was renamed to Tursunzoda.


The Memorial and Literature Museum in Dushanbe was founded in 1981 in honor of Tursunzoda's 70th anniversary. The Museum is located in the private house of Tursunzoda, and is owned by the Academy of Science. 

Museum address:

Loiq Sherali st., 59, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Phone: + (992 37) 224-17-15; (992) 91-84-05-120

Popular works of Mirzo Tursunzoda:

  • "Sun" (1936)
  • "Autumn and Spring" (1937)
  • "For the Motherland!" (1941)
  • "Son of the Motherland" (1942)
  • "The Bride from Moscow" (1945)
  • "Indian Ballad" (1947-1948)
  • "I am free of the East" (1950)
  • "Hasan arbakesh" (1954)
  • "Voice of Asia" (1956)
  • "Eternal Light" (1957)
  • "My dear" (1960)
  • "From the Ganges to the Kremlin" (1970)

Personal life

Tursunzoda was married to Sabohathon Nazhmiddinovoy.

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