Musa Calil

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Birthday
15, 1906
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 25, 1944 (38)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1906
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 25, 1944 (38)

About

Soviet poet, Nazi resistance fighter, and 1957 Lenin Prize in literature recipient. His best-known works include The Moabit Notebooks and The Postman.

Before Fame

He became a member of the Soviet Union's Communist Party and published a poetry collection entitled Iptaska in the same year (1929).

Trivia

His Nazi resistance activities led to his imprisonment and execution by the Gestapo. For his bravery and sacrifice, he posthumously received a Hero of the Soviet Union Award.

Family Life

He married Amina Zalyalova and had a daughter.

Associated With

He translated the work of Alexander Pushkin into the Tartar language.