Salih Saidashev(1900-1954), Tatar composer and conductor. People's Artist of Tatar ASSR(1951), honored Worker of Culture(1939). he was one of the founders of Tatar Professional Music. He gave a stimulus to the development of different genres in Tatar music. He composed operas, ballet music, and orchestral music. The main part of his creative work was music for musical dramatic plays.