Talgat Nigmatulin

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Talgat Nigmatulin
Born Talgat Kadyrovich Nigmatulin
(1949-03-05)March 5, 1949
Kyzyl-Kiya, Kyrgyz SSR
Died February 11, 1985(1985-02-11) (aged 35)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR

Talgat Kadyrovich Nigmatulin (Tatar: Təlğət Qadıyr uğlı Niğmətulin, Russian: Талга́т Кады́рович Нигмату́лин; 5 March 1949, Kyzyl-Kiya – 11 February 1985, Vilnius) was a famous Soviet actor and martial artist. Nigmatullin was born on October 5, 1949 in a Tatar-Uzbek family in Kirgizia. He took part in many action movies. Perhaps his most famous movie was Pirates of the 20th Century. He also appeared in the following films:

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Nigmatulin became a follower of Abai Borubayev, a Sufi teacher from Central Asia who had found favour with Moscow art circles, and was murdered in 1985 by other followers of Borubayev, in the latter's presence.[1][2]


  1. ^ Westerlund, David (ed.) (2004). Sufism in Europe and North America. New York, NY: RoutledgeCurzon. p. 89. ISBN 0-415-32591-9. 
  2. ^ Talgat Nigmatulin at the Internet Movie Database

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