Zagir Valitov passes away
Actor of the Bashkir Mazhit Gafuri Drama Theater Zagir Valitov passed away after a lingering illness.
Valitov was named People's Artist of the Bashkir ASSR in 1984. In 1989, he became the People's Artist of the RSFSR, and in 2000 he was awarded the title of the People's Artist of Russia.
Zagir Valitov was born in the village of Valitovo, Kugarchi District, Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. From 1960 to 1964, he studied at the Ufa School of Arts at the acting department. In 1986, he graduated from the theater department of the Ufa State Institute of Arts. From 1964 to 1970, he worked at the Sibay Drama Theater, and since 1970 he worked at the Mazhit Ghafuri Bashkir Academic Drama Theater.