The author of these lines is Alisher Navoi, he wrote it very much about himself, because his memory will live forever. The great philosopher and poet, was born in 1441 in Herat. The house in which Nizamaddin Mir Alisher grew, who later took the pseudonym Navoi (songful), was visited by prominent philosophical thought and art leaders of the time.

His father Giyaseddin Kichkina was an officer in the Timurid State, for this reason his son Alisher was brought up with the children of Timurid families. A strong friendship bound Navoi with Sultan Hussein Baykara, who later became his patron and collaborator.

Creativity of Alisher Navoi showed up quite early. By the age of 15 he was already known as a poet. Navoi wrote his poems equally well in the Chagatai and in Farsi languages.

Alisher Navoi got his education in Herat and Samarkand. In 1469 he was appointed as Keeper of the Seals by Sultan and his friend Hussein Baykara.  Along with his political activities, Navoi paid special attention to creativity. The legacy that he left to his descendants, is huge and is manyfold.

One of his major works is “Khamsa”, on which Navoi worked in 1483-85.  The work includes five epic poems – “Confusion of the righteous” (1483), “Layla and Majnun” (1484), “Farhad and Shirin” (1484), “Seven Planets” (1484), ” Wall of Iskander “(1485).

Alisher Navoi created 30 books of poetry, major poems, essays and scientific treatises. His works are included in a modern educational system of Uzbekistan.  He was imitated by many followers, his work opened the whole poetic direction. Today in Uzbekistan the National Library is named after Alisher Navoi and also the Opera and Ballet Theatre, both located in the center of Tashkent. One of the metro stations, which has the name of this great poet, is decorated with panels of scenes of “Khamsa” and with a bas-relief of Navoi. The guests of the capital certainly try to visit these places, which are unique architectural monuments.

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