Mirzo Tursunzoda

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. He was awarded the Stalin prize.

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