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Salikb ATA

Salikb ATA, Turkmenistan poet. Improviser of folk poems; blind s. age of three; completely illiterate. Member, Communist Party, since 1941.

Background

  • ATA, Salikb was born in 1908 in village Shortepe, now Mari Oblast.

  • Career

    • Composed verse for military newspaper “Kyzyl Koshun”, satirical journal “Tokmak”, etc. Famous for patriotic verse composed during World War II.

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1941.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1941.
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