December 14, 2019
The playwright Amir Kamaliev, known under the pseudonym Amanulla, was posthumously awarded a literary prize named after Tufana Minnulin. The award ceremony took place during the general meeting of writers of Tatarstan, dedicated to the results of the literary year, which took place on December 13 at the Tukay Club in the building of the Union of Writers of the Republic of Tatarstan. His son Saydash came out to receive the award.
The prize was presented by Chairman of the Union of Writers of Tatarstan Danil Salikhov and Deputy Minister of Culture of Tatarstan Lenar Khakimzyanov, who greeted the writers on behalf of the Minister of Culture of the Republic Irada Ayupova. The meeting was also attended by Danil Mustafin, head of the department for the implementation of national policies of the RT Presidential Department for Domestic Policy.
Tatar artist, playwright, prose writer, screenwriter, honored artist of the Republic of Tatarstan Amir Kamaliev died in July of this year in his 60th year of life. A. Kamaliev was born on May 29, 1960 in the village of Shigeevo, Apastovsky District of the Republic of Tatarstan. In 1988 he graduated from the Higher Theater School after Shchepkin in Moscow and was accepted into the troupe of the Kamalovsky Theater, where he worked until 1994. In those same years, he began to write plays. He is the author of the plays “Scandal Behind the Scene”, “Summer Frosts”, “We Are Good Without Men”, “Scams” and others. In 1992, his drama “Zhyge Kyrau” was staged at the Naberezhnye Chelny Theater. Since 1996 – Member of the Union of Writers of Tatarstan.