Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov born at 10 November 1919 and died at 23 December 2013 (dies at 94 years old ) ;he was a Russian general and small arms designer, he was famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle,
Kalashnikov was, according to himself and many people , a self-taught tinkerer who combined innate mechanical skills with the study of weaponry , Kalashnikov was torn between being a rifle inventor ,designer and guilt because of many innocent people killed by his weapon(Kalashnikov),but he stressed that his rifle is a weapon of defense and not a weapon for offense.
He was rewarded many awards like
(USSR State Prize at 1949)
(Hero of Socialist Labour at 1958)
(Stalin Prize at 1949)
(Lenin Prize )
(Hero of the Russian Federation)