| Musician Nguyen Van Ty (File photo)
He was born in 1925 into a musical family in the central province of Nghe An. His father was a leader of an eight-instrument band and was known for his mastery of many genres of folk music such as ceremonial singing and popular opera.
In 1957, Nguyen Van Ty and other musicians including Nguyen Xuan Khoat, Do Nhuan, Luu Huu Phuoc, and Van Cao were asked to set up the Vietnam Musicians' Association.
He was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize for Literature and Arts in 2000.
Over the decades, many of his songs are still popular, including “Me Yeu Con” (I love you), “Du Am” (Echoes of Memories), “Dang Dung Ben Tre” (The Image of Ben Tre’s Girl), and “Mau Ao Chu Bo Doi” (Colour of Soldier's Uniform).