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(full name, Mirmukhsin Mirsaidov). Born May 3, 1921, in Tashkent. Soviet Uzbek author. Honored Cultural Worker of the Uzbek SSR (1968). Member of the CPSU (1946).

In 1941, Mirmukhsin graduated from the department of philology at the Tashkent Pedagogical Institute. He served as editor in chief (1950–60 and since 1971) of the journal Shark lulduzi (Star of the East). He was first published in 1936. Mirmukhsin is the author of the collections Loyalty (1945), Compatriots (1953), and Heart and Philosophy (1963). His poems Giias’ Lips (1947) and The Green Kishlak (1948) celebrate the labor of the Soviet cotton growers.

Mirmukhsin’s novel in verse Ziiad and Adiba (1958) reflected the life and labor of his contemporaries. In 1959 he published his collection Stories. His novellas White Marble (1957), The Slave (1962), and Night Lightning (1964) deal with historical themes. His novels Hardiness (book 1, 1964) and The Smelter’s Son (1972) are about the working class, while the novel Umid (1969) treats the formation of the Soviet Uzbek intelligentsia. Mirmukhsin also writes for children. He has been awarded three orders and a number of medals.


She”rlar. Tashkent, 1964.
Tänlängän äsärlär, 3rd ed., 2 vols. Tashkent, 1971–73.
In Russian translation:
Stikhotvoreniia i poemy. Moscow, 1955.
Vstuplenie v zhizn’ Povesti i rasskazy. Moscow, 1964.


Pisateli Sovetskogo Uzbekistana. Tashkent, 1959.
Nasriddinov, F. Mirmukhsin. Tashkent, 1972.
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