Abu Abdullah Rudaki monument was erected in the city of Dushanbe on the avenue of the same name to perpetuate the memory of the great writer. Rudaki is considered the founder of the Persian and Tajik literature and poetry in farsi. He became famous as a singer and musician-Rhapsody, as well as the author. Being blind from birth, according to legend, he nevertheless received a good scholastic education and knew Arabic. Over 40 years he had been leading a galaxy of poets at the court of Samanid rulers of Bukhara and reached great fame and wealth. But shortly before his death, he suffered exile and died in poverty.