Belarusian people’s poet Nil Hilevich dies

Belarusian people’s poet Nil Hilevich has died.

Nil Hilevich was born in the village of Slabada, Lahoisk District. He graduated from Minsk Pedagogical College and the department of philology of the Belarusian State University. He worked in BSU, was the senior secretary of the Union of Writers of the BSSR and defended the Belarusian language. Hilevich became a people’s poet in 1991.


Nil Hilevich became the only living people’s poet after Ryhor Baradulin’s death in 2014.