Musical training at the Kazan’ Music Polytechnic, 1928-1930, at the Music School attached to the Moscow Conservatory, 1931-1935, and at the Moscow Conservatory, 1935-1938. Pupil of Litinskii.
Artistic director of the Tatar Theatre, 1939. Co-founder of Kazan Conservatory. 1945-1954 instructor and lecturer in orchestration, Kazan Conservatory. Professor, since 1954 and Director, since 1945, Kazan Conservatory; Deputy, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet of 1947, 1951, 1955 and 1959 convocation.
Secretary, USSR and Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Composers; Popular Artist of USSR, since 1957; Honoured Art Worker Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic; Chairman, Tatar Union of Composers, since 1939. Member, Communist Party, since 1944.