Imran Usmanov

Chechnya Osh Region Chechen language

Imran Usmanov
Усманов Ӏимран
Birth nameImran Usmanov
Born(1953-03-02)2 March 1953
Osh Region, Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Died11 July 2017(2017-07-11) (aged 64)
Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
GenresMusic of Chechnya, Folk music, Torch song
Years active1971–2017

Imran Hermanovich Usmanov (Chechen: Усманов Ӏимран) (2 March 1953 – 11 July 2017[1]) was a Chechen folk singer whose deep baritone voice and songs about love and friendship are regarded as classics in Chechen music.

Born in 1953 to Chechen parents, Imran Usmanov is from Nozhai-Yurt, Chechnya. He graduated from Rostov-on-Don Music Teachers Training College.

In April 2004, Imran announced that he would compose music to educate children on the danger of land mines.[2]

His final appointment was as Director of Chechnya's Philharmonic Society.[citation needed]