Turgun Alimatov (Uzbek: Turgʻun Alimatov; 20 January 1922 – 17 December 2008) was one of the leading Uzbek classic music and shashmaqam virtuoso and composer, an eminent figure of 20th century folk and classic music. The People's Artist of Uzbekistan, The Pride of Uzbek nation, was an unparalleled master performer of tanbur, dutar, and sato.Alimatov is well loved by the Uzbek public. His image is associated with national pride. A broad musical community knows Alimatov first and foremost as a superior player of tanbur, dutar, and sato. He has found a new style and technique of performance on the dutar, sato, and tanbur which became popular around Uzbekistan, and his way of playing in these instruments is followed by many performers. Alimatov’s music is used in many Uzbek houses to put to sleep babies and kids, also in hospitals and treatment centers in Uzbekistan.