Useyin Shamil Tokhtargazy: Died In The Fight Against Ignorance

The Crimean Tatar poet, playwright and teacher Useyin Shamil Tokhtargazy through all his life fought against ignorance among his people: he taught in schools, and in his poems he encouraged people to get an education and ridiculed religious fanaticism. No wonder he made enemies. At the age of 32, Tokhtargazy was killed.