Velimukhamed MUKHATOV, USSR Composer. Honoured Art Worker of Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic since 1952; Chairman, Turkmenistan Union of Composers, 1954-1961, board member, USSR Union of Composers, since 1957; Popular Artist of Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic since 1955. Order of Lenin, 1955; Badge of Honor, 1950; two medals; Stalin'Prizes, 1951, 1952.
1942-1943 in Red Army. Since 1951 board member, Turkmenistan Union of Composers. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 and 1958 convocation.
Since 1958 member, Committee, USSR Parliamentary Group. Since 1960 member, Committee Lenin Prizes for Literature and Art, USSR Council of Ministers.