A monument to Batyr Zakirov unveiled in Tashkent


In Tashkent, the opening of a monument to the founder of national pop art, People's Artist of Uzbekistan Batyr Zakirov, took place. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev participated in the event and warmly congratulated art lovers, as reported by the Uzbek leader's press service.

A monument to Batyr Zakirov unveiled in Tashkent
Batyr Zakirov was born in 1936 into a family of artists and grew up in a creative environment. At the age of 29, he was awarded the title of People's Artist of Uzbekistan. In 2000, he was posthumously awarded the Order of "Buyuk Hizmatlari Uchun," and in 2021, the Order of "El-Yurt Hurmati."

The head of state noted the unique talent and human qualities of the singer.

Batyr Zakirov lived only 49 years, but during this time, he left behind a rich and diverse creative legacy. His magical voice penetrated into every home in the country, took a place in the hearts and in the golden fund of art of the Uzbek people. He represented Uzbek art in the cultural capitals of the world with great success.

The street where the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan is located, where Batyr Zakirov studied, is named in his honour. The Batyr Zakirov Institute of National Pop Art has been established at the conservatory. Now, the monument installed here adds even more magnificence to the complex.

"This memorial is a material embodiment of the memory of Batyr Zakirov. At the same time, the best monument to this great creator is all our reforms and their practical results aimed at the development of culture and art in the New Uzbekistan," said the head of state.

It was noted that the creative phenomenon of Batyr Zakirov represents an entire epoch in the history of Uzbek national art. The Cabinet of Ministers has been instructed to prepare a resolution for the in-depth study and dissemination of his rich legacy, providing for the establishment of a memorial museum of the singer in Tashkent, an international competition in pop art named after Batyr Zakirov, the establishment of a state scholarship, the creation of an artistic film, and comprehensive support for the activities of the National Pop-Symphonic Orchestra.

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