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Batyr
Karimovich Zakirov

Uzbekistan 
1936−1985
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The outstanding Uzbek, a Soviet singer, artist and writer. People's artist of the Uzbek SSR.

Batyr Zakirov studied at the Tashkent Conservatoire and at the theatre Institute at the directing Department. In the late 50's and early 60-ies he was very popular in the USSR, the performer of songs of different genres: Opera arias, Uzbek folk songs, songs by Soviet composers, foreign hits. His appearances on radio and television has always enjoyed great success as well as his solo concerts. The song "Arab tango" in his performance is still memorable to many fans of his work.

Name Batyr Zakirov is inseparably connected with the formation and development of pop art in Uzbekistan. In 1972 in Tashkent, they were created first in the East and third in the USSR Music hall.

Batyr Zakirov was later known not only as a singer but also as actor, and artistic Director, led his team.

Batyr Zakirov — the elder brother Farukh Zakirov — famous singer and artistic Director of the Uzbek ensemble "Yalla".

Died Batir Karimovich Zakirov in Tashkent and was buried in Tashkent on Cialiscom memorial cemetery.

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