Abdulla Oripov

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Abdulla Oripov
Born (1941-03-21) March 21, 1941 (age 74)
Village Nekuz, Qashqadaryo, Uzbek SSR, USSR
Occupation Poet, literary translator, and a member of the Supreme Assembly of Uzbekistan (past)
Notable awards
  • National Poet of the Uzbek SSR (1989)
  • Hero of Uzbekistan (1998)

Abdulla Oripov (Uzbek: Abdulla Oripov, Абдулла Орипов) (born March 21, 1941) is an Uzbek poet, politician, literary translator, and current head of the Writers' Union of Uzbekistan.[1] He is also a former member of the Supreme Assembly of Uzbekistan and has been a member of the Senate of Uzbekistan since 2005.[2] In addition to writing his own poetry, Oripov has translated the works of many famous foreign poets, such as Alexander Pushkin, Dante Alighieri, Nizami Ganjavi, and Taras Shevchenko into the Uzbek language.

Oripov is the author of the lyrics of the National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan.[3] He became a National Poet of the Uzbek SSR in 1989.[4] In 1998, he was awarded the title Hero of Uzbekistan, the highest honorary title that can be bestowed on a citizen by Uzbekistan.

Life[edit]

Abdulla Oripov was born on March 21, 1941, in the Village of Nekuz in Qashqadaryo, then the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1958, Oripov graduated from high school with honors. In 1963, he graduated from Tashkent State University with a degree in journalism. Oripov is married and has six children, five daughters and a son.

Work[edit]

From 1963 to 1974, Oripov worked at various publishing houses. He worked for different periodicals, such as Sharq yulduzi (The Eastern Star) and Gulxan (Bonfire) between 1974 and 1980. Oripov started writing poetry during his student years. His first collection of poems, Mitti yulduz (The Little Star), was published in 1965. Oripov has served as the head of the Copyright Committee of Uzbekistan since 2000.

Literary works[edit]

The following is a list of Oripov's books of poetry:

  • Mitti yulduz (The Little Star) (1965)
  • Koʻzlarim yoʻlingda (Waiting for You) (1967)
  • Onajon (Dear Mother) (1969)
  • Ruhim (My Spirit) (1971)
  • Oʻzbekiston (Uzbekistan) (1972)
  • Qasida (The Ode) (1972)
  • Xotirot (Memories) (1974)
  • Yurtim shamoli (The Winds of My Country) (1974)
  • Hayrat (Wonder) (1979)
  • Hakim va ajal (The Sage and Death) (1980)
  • Najot qal’asi (The Castle of Hope) (1981)
  • Yillar armoni (Dreams of the Years Gone By) (1983)
  • Ishonch koʻpriklari (The Bridges of Trust) (1989)
  • Munojot (1992)
  • Dunyo (The World) (1995)
  • Saylanma (Selected Works) (1996)
  • Asarlar (Works) (2001) (In four volumes)

Literary translations[edit]

Oripov has translated the works of many famous foreign poets, such as Alexander Pushkin, Dante Alighieri, Lesya Ukrainka, Nikolay Nekrasov, Nizami Ganjavi, and Taras Shevchenko into the Uzbek language. In particular, he translated Dante's Divine Comedy into Uzbek. Oripov's own works in Uzbek have been translated into Russian and many other languages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiriters Dissatisfied with Their Head". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (in Uzbek). Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Short Biography of Abdulla Oripov". Centrasia (in Russian). Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "State Symbols of Uzbekistan". The Government Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Abdulla Oripov". Ziyouz (in Uzbek). Retrieved 8 February 2012. 

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