Yusup KHAPPALAEV, USSR Dagestan (Lak) poet, writer and translator. Member. Auditing Commission, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Writers, since 1959. Order of Red Banner of Labor; Badge of Honor.
KHAPPALAEV, Yusup was born in 1916 in village Khurukra, Dagestan.
Studied at Faculty of Literature, Dagestan Pedagogical Institute. Completed higher literature courses.
Has translated into Lak works by Lermontov, Shevchenko, Lesya Ukrainka, Nizami, Rustaveli, Khetagurov, Dzhambul, Mayakovsky and Khikmet and the verse of Chinese, Korean, Greek and other poets. 1958 delegate, and member, Credentials Commission] 1st Constituent Congress Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Writers. 1959 delegation at 3rd Congress of USSR Writers'.