Mannur, Shaikhifakhrullovich

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Mannur, Shaikhifakhrullovich


(also Sh. F. Mannurov). Born Jan. 2 (15), 1905, in the village of Tulbaevo, present-day Mamadysh Raion. Soviet Tatar poet. Member of the CPSU (1944).

In 1937, Mannur graduated from a pedagogical institute in Kazan. He fought in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45. Mannur’s works began to appear in print in 1923. His first poetry collections were published in 1928. Mannur was interested in the working class (the poem “Cast Iron Streams,” 1930), but he also wrote about the collective farm village (the poems “Grandfather Gaidzhan” and “One of Thousands of Evenings,” both written in 1935). During the war years, Mannur wrote patriotic lyric verses and the poem “The Girl From Kazan” (1946). His poem “The Beautiful Girl Is the Daughter of Mother Earth” (1956) is devoted to the oil workers of Tataria.

In 1968, Mannur published the novel Musa about M. Dzhalil. He translated The Tale of Igor’s Campaign, as well as works by A. S. Pushkin, M. Iu. Lermontov, and I. A. Krylov. He has also written books for children. Mannur has been awarded two orders, as well as a number of medals.


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