President Vladimir Putin congratulated composer, honored art worker of the RSFSR, people’s artist of Russia David Tukhmanov with the 80-year anniversary. The telegram published Monday on the Kremlin website.

"Talent and heartfelt dedication to your calling allowed you to be in the creative field, enter the bright, unforgettable page in the annals of Russian music, – said the President. And taking the opportunity once again heartily congratulate you on being awarded the State prize of the Russian Federation".

The head of state wished the composer health, prosperity and all the best.

David Tukhmanov was born on 20 July 1940 in Moscow. In 1958 he graduated from the piano class at the Children’s music school im. Gnessin state musical College (now the Moscow secondary special music school, College. Russian Academy of music), after which he entered the composition Department of the State musical-pedagogical Institute. Gnessin state musical College (now the Russian Academy of music named. Gnesin). He graduated from high school in 1963, by the class teacher Fabia of Vitacheka. Thesis Tukhmanov was the cantata on poems of Alexander Tvardovsky’s poem "For dalyu distance".

The composer wrote the music to such famous songs as "Last train", "I love you, Russia", "My address – Soviet Union", "We’re a big family", "Victory Day". The composer works in various genres, he created as a pop and chamber music. Written songs performed by Alexander Gradsky, Leonid Berger, Valery obodzinsky, Nina Brodskaya, Valery Leontiev, Nikolay Noskov, Lev Leshchenko.