Born May 22, 1947 in g. Almetyevsk Tatar ASSR, Tatar.
. He graduated from the Ufa Petroleum Institute (1976) and Saratov Higher Party School (1986).
. From 1963 - turner on gasoline plant in Almetyevsk, then - a mechanic, a chauffeur.
. After serving in the army - in the Komsomol.
. Since 1972 - at the party and administrative work.
. From November 1989 to April 1990 - Minister of Trade of the Tatar Autonomous Republic.
. Since March 1990 - People's deputy of Tatarstan
. From August 1990 headed the secretariat of the Supreme Council.
. On December 15, 1990 - Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Tatarstan.
. From 1991 to 1995 - Chairman of the Supreme Council of Tatarstan.
. From January 1995 - Prime Minister of Tatarstan.
. March 13, 1994 the by-election was elected to the Federation Council.
. Since 1996 - Member of the Supervisory Board of the All-Russia development bank regions.
. Since June 1997 - Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank "Ak Bars".
. Since May 1998 - Chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan.
. Chairman of the movement "Tatarstan - new century.
. December 19, 1999 was re-elected, and January 21, 2000 - Chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan.
. Hobbies - fishing, playing billiards.
. His wife, Louise Akramovna - housewife
. Son Damir - Head of the National Bank of the Republic of Tatarstan. Daughter Lily - a student of Kazan State Medical University.