Tatar playwright Tufan Minnullin passes away
Tatarstan has suffered a great loss.
(Kazan, May 2, Tatar-inform). The famous Tatar playwright, prose writer, publicist, Tatarstan State Council deputy and honorary citizen of Kazan, Tufan Minnullin, has today passed away.
Tufan Minnullin was born on 25 August 1935 in the village of Bolshoe Meretkozino in the Tatarstan’s Kamskoe Ustie region.
In 1956-1961 he studied at the Schepkin Theatre School in Moscow. In 1961-1964 he worked as an actor at the Menzelin theatre and continued to work as a playwright. In 1962, his comedy called People of Our Village was staged by the Menzelin theatre. Later in the year his fairy tale play Azat (Free) was staged by the Tatar Kamal Theatre.
In 1964-1967 he worked as an editor at the Kazan television studio, simultaneously working as a writer in the satire magazine Chayan. In 1968 he became a career literary worker.
The plays that have been best known and most popular include People of Our Village, The Fates We Choose (1972), Mothers and Children (1984), We Leave, You Stay (1986), Farewell (1993), and others.
- Film about playwright Tufan Minnullin shown at Tatarstan State Council / 16 April 2014, 15:29
- Hundreds come to bid farewell to Tufan Minnullin / 3 May 2012, 16:11