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