Tatar writer, poet, playwright, prose writer, a scholar of folklore and philology, compiler of Tatar dictionaries.
Naki Zakirov (Naki Isanbet) was born on November 27, 1899. N. Isanbet began to write early. In 1914 in the children's magazine "Ak yul" ("Bright Path") published his first poems. The most significant are bright revolutionary poems: "In the forge of the commune", "The East awoke", etc., written in 1922-1923. N. Isanbet is the author of more than ninety poems, ballads, verses and songs. The dramaturgical skill of N. Isanbet reached its heyday in the years of Soviet power. He became one of the republic's most popular playwrights and takes one of the leading places in modern Tatar drama. He wrote twenty plays (tragedies, dramas and comedies) depicting different stages and problems of modern life.
He died in Kazan on September 12, 1992.