Communist politician who was one of the most powerful people in PR Macedonia after World War II. He served as the 1st President of the Executive Council of PR Macedonia from 1945 to 1953.
He joined Yugoslav opposition forces in their fight against Nazi-allied Bulgaria in 1941, when he was twenty-seven years old.
He was responsible for widespread social and economic reform and industrialization in post-World War II Macedonia and Yugoslavia.
He was born into a family of Serbian farmers.
He was a close ally of the Yugoslav political leader, Josip Tito.