Ğabdulla Tuqay (1886 - 1913) was a Tatar poet, a classic of the Tatar literature, a critic and a publisher. Tuqay is often referred as the founder of the modern Tatar literature and the modern Tatar literary language, which replaced Old Tatar language in literature.

Gabdulla Tuqay

Ğabdulla Tuqay
Габдулла Тукай

Born: 26 April 1886, Quşlawıç, Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: 15 April 1913 (aged 26), Kazan, Russian Empire
Pen name: Şüräle
Occupation: poet, publicist
Nationality: Tatar
Genres: romantism, realism
Influences: Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov