09 Mar 2023


The great child poet of the revolution, Abul Qasim Lahuti, was born on December 4, 1887 in the city of Kermanshah, Iran, in the family of a shoemaker, Hakim Ahmad Ilhami. In 1922, the poet hidden in the Soviet Union and then emigrated to Tajikistan. He left a precious heritage. On March 16, 1957, Abulqasim Lohuti passed away in Moscow.

One of the important and valuable literary places, which will be presented to the dear reader, is the Abulqasim Lohuti literary-memorial museum. This museum is located in the city of Dushanbe, 4 Istaravshan Street, room No.1.

In 1987, the apartment of A. Lohuti was converted into a museum in recognition of his valuable services by the Government of Tajikistan on the eve of the 100th anniversary celebration and put it at the service of the poet's admirer. A. Lohuti considered Tajikistan his second homeland. This is why he chose to live in Tajikistan. He made worthy and tireless services for the development of literature and culture of the newly formed Tajikistan and especially the Tajik people. Therefore, A. Lohuti lived and created in this house from 1941 to 1943. This place is where he lived. Therefore, this place is  serving  to educate the younger generation, to awaken a high sense of patriotism and national pride.

It should be mentioned that the literary-memorial museum of A. Lohuti was subordinate to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan until 1981, after 1981 it was included to the museums of the Institute of Language and Literature named after Abu Abdullah Rudaki. This museum consists of an entrance and 5 halls.

In the first hall, there are materials and photos from the poet's youth and adolescence, the national-liberation struggle, images related to this period, as well as one of the issues of the "Fors" magazine, which was founded by the poet himself and was active in 1918-1919 . Photographs of Sattar Khan's uprisings in Iran, the battle of Tabrez and their defeats and victories, provide information on the first steps of the revolutionary poet against the people's freedom-seeking invaders.

The second hall is called the working room, which contains a desk and chair, a poet's bookcase, clothes, shoes, and some paintings of famous Tajik artists. In the other corner of the room, there is a photograph of Lohuti's carving on the top of the tree, the work of the engraver Nuriddinov S. is set.

The third hall consists of photographs, paintings, books, personal items and some paintings and expositions of Tajik artists. Also, the life of Lohuti after his arrival to the Soviet Union and then to Tajikistan is presented in this hall. Moreover, in the 50s of the 20th century, Lohuti's work as a translator, meetings with artists, writers, sailors of the "Marat" ship, and personal gifts and tools of the poet, on one plate there  are photos of the poet's family, on another plate there is the text of the first national anthem of Tajikistan, written by Lohuti.

The fourth hall has a table and chairs and is considered a valuable sight, which Lohuti used for many years when he was the secretary of the Writers' Union of the USSR. The poet's table and chair were given to the Museum by his family.

In the fifth hall, there are memorabilia, personal documents, orders and badges, portraits of poets and gifted handwritten books. Some photos and books donated to the museum are kept in a closet.

Lohuti's poems and stories have been translated and published in different languages ​​of the world. Also, the poems of master Lohuti are set to music and sung by singers.

As the poet himself said:

My life ended on the front of the struggle,

The era of fire and blood was my time.