Shukur Tebuev was born during the deportation of Karachai people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia (1943-1957) in 1944 in Kazakhstan.
He graduated from the Shota Rustaveli state theatre Institute in Tbilisi in 1972.
Tebuev worked on state television in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic as a Regisseur, editor, and journalist.
In October 2019, Karatchai poet completed the first third of the work, beating Firdowsi’s Shah-nama (120,000) and India’s Mahabharata (180,000).
The work tells the Story of the World from its creation to its intended end in the context of the history of the Prophets of all Abrahamic religions.
Let’s hope that soon we will see a poetic battle between As-Safi and the Kyrgyz Manas, the largest poetic work in the world.
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