David Nikitich Kugultinov

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David Nikitich Kugultinov (March 13, 1922 - June 17, 2006) was a writer of Kalmyk origin whose acclaim and prominence as a Soviet poet made him a recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the title, "National Poet of the Republic of Kalmykia."

A minor planet 2296 Kugultinov discovered in 1975 by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Chernykh is named after him.[1]

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  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 187. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.