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|Born||Bayezit Gayazovich Bikbay
10 January 1909
Novorfltaevo village, Orenburg uezd (county), Orenburg Governorate, Russian Empire (now Kuyurgazinsky District, Bashkortostan, Russia)
|Died||2 September 1968
Ufa, Bashkir Republic, (now Bashkortostan, Russia)
|Occupation||Poet, novelist, playwright, librettist|
|Citizenship||Russian Empire, USSR|
|Alma mater||Orenburg Bashkir Pedagogical College|
Long Live Life! (poems)
Salavat Yulaev Award
Life and career
Bayazit Bikbay was born in 1909. In 1932, he published his first collection of poems, titled Current days. He subsequently published Beyond the Forest, Bright Land, and The Libretto, which was based on stories of the life of Bashkir national hero Salawat Yulayev. In 1937 Bikbay performed the drama "Karlugas" for the first time. He also published many one-act plays.
During World War II, Bikbay was unable to serve along the Eastern Front for health reasons. Instead, he published poetry and plays, often incorporating military themes into his collections. During this time, Bikbay published I Praise the Earth, Fire Line, Homeland Calling (Watan Saҡyra, 1943) and Children of the Same Family (Ber Tuғandar, 1944).
Over the course of his career, Bikbay wrote more than forty books, poetry collections, essays, short stories, plays, and libretti. including the novel, When Bottled Akselyan. He also translated the classic Russian literature of Tolstoy, Turgenev and Gorky.