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Khusankhojaev, Said Ahmad

Khusankhojaev, Said Ahmad

Said Akhmad Khusankhojaev (Uzbek Saidahmad Husanxoʻjaev; June 10, 1920, Tashkent - December 5, 2007, ibid) - Uzbek Soviet writer and playwright, Hero of Uzbekistan, People's Writer of Uzbekistan, Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, holder of the Order of Distinguished Service and orders "Friendship". He published his works under the literary name Said Ah


Said Ahmad was born in 1920 in the city of Tashkent in the family of an employee. After graduating from high school in 1937, Said Ahmad continued his education at the Tashkent State Pedagogical Institute. Since the mid-30s, Said Ahmad has been working as a journalist, actively participating in the processes of collectivization and the elimination of illiteracy in the countryside. In the late 30s, he published his first publicistic essays and stories in the newspaper "Kizil Uzbekiston" and the magazines "Mushtum" and "Sharq Yulduzi".

Said Ahmad's first collection of short stories, The Gift, was published in 1940 and was rather coolly received by critics. In subsequent collections - "Courageous Heart" (1942), "Ferghana Stories" (1948), "Muhabbat" (1949), Said Ahmad's talent as a master of lyrical and satirical story, who played a significant role in the development of this genre in the Uzbek literature.

In May 1950, Said Ahmad was arrested. On March 8, 1951, after nearly eleven months in solitary confinement, he was transferred to a common cell. Transferred to Steplag (Dzhezkazgan) with a term of 10 years in labor camp[5]. In the camp he worked as an artist. Released March 18, 1955.

Since the mid-1950s, Said Ahmad's work has taken on new forms. The first stories of the writer "Native expanses" (1957) and "Sentence" (1958) are published. In the early 1960s, Said Ahmad began his Horizon trilogy, which became a significant work of Uzbek literature. Work on the work lasted more than ten years - the first book of the trilogy "Days of Parting" was published in 1964, in 1969 the second book "On the Threshold of the Horizon" was published, and in 1974 the first book "Forty-five Days" was published. In 1988, the writer's novel "Silence" was published.

Saeed Ahmad is most famous for his plays, among which the comedy "Riot of the Daughters-in-Law" stands out. This work, immediately after the release, put the name of Said Ahmad on a par with the classics of Uzbek literature. Said Ahmad's comedy was staged in 14 countries of the world, two feature films were shot on it - by the Uzbekfilm film studio and the Laos film studio.

With the independence of Uzbekistan, Said Ahmad continues to work actively, during this period his works “Lost and Found”, “Black-eyed Majnun”, “Morning on Eyelashes” are published.

Said Akhmad Khusankhojaev died at the age of 87 on December 5, 2007 in the city of Tashkent.


On June 10, 2013, a monument to Said Akhmad and Said Zunnunova was erected in the National Park of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.

On June 10, 2015, the National Library of Uzbekistan opened the exhibition “The writer is the hero of our people”, timed to coincide with the 95th anniversary of Said Ahmad.

Awards and prizes

  • Hero of Uzbekistan (1999)
  • Distinguished Service Order (1997)
  • Order "Dustlik" (1995)
  • Order of Lenin (25.02.1991)
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples (9.06.1980)
  • Medal "Shukhrat" (1994)
  • People's Writer of Uzbekistan
  • Honored Art Worker of Uzbekistan



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