Abdulla Oripov was born on March 21, 1941, and died on November 5, 2016.
He was an Uzbek poet, literary translator, and a politician.
Abdulla was best known as the author of the lyrics to the State Anthem of Uzbekistan.
Also to writing his own poetry, Oripov translated the works of many famous foreign poets, such as Alexander Pushkin, Dante Alighieri, Nizami Ganjavi, and Taras Shevchenko, into the Uzbek language.
He was also a statesman. He was a member of the Senate of Uzbekistan from 2005 until his death in 2016. He also served as the head of the Copyright Committee of Uzbekistan from 2000 until his death.
Oripov received many awards during his lifetime.
Oripov became a National Poet of the Uzbek SSR in 1989.
During 1998, Oripov was awarded the title Hero of Uzbekistan, the highest honorary title that can be bestowed on a citizen by Uzbekistan.
Oripov started writing poetry during his student years. His first collection of poems, Mitti yulduz (The Little Star), was published in 1965.
From 1963 to 1974, Oripov worked at the Yosh gvardiya (1963-1968) and Gaʻfur Gʻulom (1968-1974) publishing houses. Between 1974 and 1980, he worked for different periodicals, such as Sharq yulduzi (The Eastern Star) and Gulxan (Bonfire).
During 1971, he became a member of the Writers’ Union of Uzbekistan. From 1994 until 2009, he served as the head of the union.
Oripov was also a statesman.
Oripov was a member of the Senate of Uzbekistan from 2005 until his death in 2016.He also served as the head of the Copyright Committee of Uzbekistan from 2000 until his death.
Abdulla Oripov passed away at 75 years old.