The famous Circassian folklore scholar and poet Asker Hadagatl passed away

Hadagatl Asker

20.09.1922-28.05.2009

The famous Circassian folklore scholar and poet Asker Hadagatl passed away on May 28, 2009. He was born in September 20, 1922. A. Hadagatl systematized and published the ancient Circassian “Nart” epos in 7 volumes (Maykop, 1968-71).

Asker Hadagatl wrote more than 25 poetry books and scholar books “Heroic Nart epos and its genesis” (Krasnodar, 1967), “The heroic epos of the Circassian peoples” (Maykop, 1975), “Memory of the nation” (Maykop, 2002). He was a member of European Society of Caucasologists.

Asker Hadagatl was buried in his native village Khatukai in Adygeya.