Georgian poet Rezo Amashukeli dies

Georgian poet Rezo Amashukeli

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# 10 January 2022 15:20 (UTC +04:00)

Geoprgian poet Rezo Amashukeli has died at the age of 85, APA reports citing

Rezo Amashukeli graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Faculty of Philology in 1960. His poems have been published since 1957. Amashukeli has published books in 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974.

For the poem "Shout," he was awarded the Georgian Communist Party Prize in 1968. He was the secretary of the Georgian Writers' Union (1986). From 1988-1989 he was the First Deputy Chairperson of the Shota Rustaveli Society, the Deputy Chairperson of the Citizens' Union in 1993. He is an honorary citizen of Tbilisi (2003).

Rezo Amashukeli was awarded the Order of Merit in 1996. He is the Laureate of the Galaktion Tabidze Prize (1982) and the Georgian Communist Union Prize (1968).