Muhamed Osimi (Osimov) was a Tajik philosopher, educator, and government official. Born in Khujand, he was a graduate of the State University of Uzbekistan in Tashkent and saw service in Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War. He was the first rector of the Polytechnic Institute in Stalinabad (Dushanbe), and also served as Minister of Education. This selection is from a volume published on the 85th anniversary of his birth, but the scan only includes Osimi's own recollections about Sadriddin Ayni.
Muhamed Osimi; N. Iu. Salimov , ed., “Ёдномаи устод Осими (бо истикболи 85 солагии зодруз) ,” Russian Perspectives on Islam, accessed March 29, 2020, https://islamperspectives.org/rpi/items/show/22887.