Bayezit Bikbay

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Bayezit Bikbay
Born Bayezit Gayazovich Bikbay
(1909-01-10)10 January 1909
Novorfltaevo village, Orenburg uezd (county), Orenburg Governorate, Russian Empire (now Kuyurgazinsky District, Bashkortostan, Russia)
Died 2 September 1968(1968-09-02) (aged 59)
Ufa, Bashkir Republic, (now Bashkortostan, Russia)
Occupation Poet, novelist, playwright, librettist
Ethnicity Bashkirs
Citizenship Russian Empire, USSR
Alma mater Orenburg Bashkir Pedagogical College
Notable works

Long Live Life! (poems)
Glory to the Ground (poems)
Karlugas (play)

Salawat Yulayev (opera)
Notable awards

Order of the Red Banner of Labour

Order of the Badge of Honour

Salavat Yulaev Award
1970, posthumously

Bayezit Bikbay (Bashkir: Баязит Биҡбай, full name Bayezit Gayazovich Bikbay, 9 January 1909 – 2 September 1968), was a Bashkir poet, writer and playwright.

Life and career[edit]

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.