Mirzo Tursunzoda (Tajik: Мирзо Турсунзода) (19 April 1911 — 24 September 1977) - was an important poet and a prominent politic figure. Today Tursunzoda has been elevated to the level of a national hero of Tajikistan. Tursunzoda's face appears on the front of the one Somoni note. The town of Tursunzoda is named in his honor. He was awarded the Stalin prize.
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