Mirzo Tursunzoda

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Mirzo Tursunzoda
Born May 2, 1911
Karatag, Tajikistan
Died September 24, 1977(1977-09-24) (aged 66)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Nationality Tajikistani
Occupation Poet

Mirzo Tursunzoda (Tajik: Мирзо Турсунзода, May 1911 — 24 September 1977) was an important Tajikistani poet and a prominent political 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. Dushanbe's Memorial and Literature Museum was founded in 1981 in honor of Tursunzoda's 70th anniversary.[citation needed]

He was awarded the Stalin prize.


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