A monument to known Tajik singer and composer Muboraksho Mirzoshoyev was unveiled in Vamar, the administrative center of Rushan district in Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) on August 19. 

Yesterday, Muboraksho would have turned 60.  On this occasion, Daler Nazarov, Shams music group, Avesta music group, Daler Mirzoshirinov and many other known Tajik singers arrived in Rushan to give a concert in memory of Muboraksho Mirzoshoyev who was better known among people as Muboraksho or Misha. 

Muboraksho Mirzoshoyev was a Pamiri, Tajik singer and composer recognized alongside Daler Nazarov as a pioneer of Tajik rock music.  Muboraksho was born on August 19, 1961 in GBAO’s Rushan district.  He died on February 8, 2001.

Muboraksho spent his childhood in his home village of Yemts in Gorno Badakhshan.  At the age of 14, he composed his first song "Chor Javon", which later became an instant hit across Tajikistan, when it hit the radio waves in the late 1980s.

From 1984 to 1987 he studied at Leningrad (present-day St. Petersburg) Leningrad Aviation Institute, but his early success solidified his desire to pursue a career in music.  Muboraksho started his professional music career in 1988 when he joined Daler Nazarov’s music group.  The same year Muboraksho's music became very popular in Tajikistan.

Some of Muboraksho's music centered on the themes of sadness and mysticism, which evoked strong emotions in his fans.  He was very close and dear to all Tajiks, as his music and lyrics, some of which borrowed from the medieval mystical Persian poets were able to capture the imagination of his fanbase.

His repertoire also included some very upbeat songs.  One of his greatest hits was “Ay Yorum Biyo” in 1988, which has become a staple at weddings throughout Tajikistan.  Many musicians, have made covers of Muboraksho's songs including n.A.T.o..  The Persian rock band Kiosk also made an Iranian cover version of “Ay Yorum Biyo” as “Ay Yarom Bia” featuring Mohsen Namjoo.

Muboraksho is a cultural symbol of the Tajik popular music of the 20th century, who had been among a very few artists that have had an enormous influence on the contemporary Tajik music scene. His music has been one of the primary unifying forces among the diverse ethnic groups of Tajikistan. He is cited as one of the major influences among the current Tajik musicians.

He was married and the father of three sons.