(real surname, Alimov). Born June 22, 1893, in the village of Khuriug; died Feb. 23, 1958, in the village of Akhty, Dagestan ASSR. Soviet Lezghian poet. People’s Poet of Dagestan (1943).
During his youth Khuriugskii was a wanderer, constantly in search of work. In the Soviet period he took part in the building of socialism. In 1936 and 1937 he was director of the S. Stal’skii Lezghian Theater. From childhood Khuriugskii composed poetry in the tradition of the Lezghian ashugs (folk singers and storytellers). Important moments in the history of Soviet Dagestan, the Caucasus, and Russia are reflected in, for example, his poems “The Village of Giugez,” “Native Land,” “Moscow,” and “Hero of Labor.” He was a deputy to the third and fourth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Khuriugskii was awarded two Orders of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.
WORKSKhkiag” ai shiirar, maniiar, poemaiar [K Ivatlal tu’klu’raidi A. Ag’aev]. Makhachkala, 1958.
Khkiag” ai proizvedeniiar. Makhachkala, 1964.
Eserar: 1907–1958. Makhachkala, 1974.
In Russian translation:
Moi aul. Moscow, 1959.