By William Grimes / The Bulletin
May 8, 2008
Ilyas Malayev, a musician and poet renowned in Uzbekistan and transplanted to the New York City borough of Queens, where he was a legend among fellow Bukharan Jews, died Friday in Flushing, Queens. He was 72 and lived in Forest Hills, Queens.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Lana Levitin,....