Speakers at a Literary Evening jointly organized by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and Parichay Sahitya Parishad on April 20, 2011 paid rich tributes to the great national poet of Tatar literature Gabdulla Tukay on the occasion of his 125th Birth Anniversary.
Padma Sri Dr. Sunita Jain, noted Hindi poet, writer and critic, was the Chief Guest of the function, which was addressed by prominent Hindi poets, writers, journalists, novelists and critics, mainly Ms. Urmil Satyabhushan, President, Parichay Sahitya Parishad, Mr. Pravesh Dhawan, Ms. Seemab Sultanpuri and Mr. Zarf Delhvi.
The multi-media presentation made by Ms. Yelena S. Shtapkina, Deputy Director (Culture & Information), highlighted significant aspects on the literary career of Gabdulla Tukay. Appearing into the history of Tatar literature as a great national poet, Gabulla Tukay (1886-1913) created a basis for national poetry and shaped its classical style. In the history of Tatar culture, his name occupies a special place compared to the importance of Pushkin in Russian culture. Referred to as the “founder of modern Tatar literature and modern Tatar language”, he replaced the old Tatar language in literature. Gabdulla Tukay is from those writers, who opened new horizons and new perspectives of national culture.
Born into a family of mullah on April 26, 1886 in the Cushlauch village of the