Apti Bisultanov was born in 1959 in Goichu near Urus-Martan. His father returned from the Second World War wounded and died early. Apti Bisultanov studied philology and worked as a senior lecturer, an editor and a publisher.
Apti Bisultanov was one of the initiators of the First Chechen National Congress. Its preparatory committee met in his office. In 1995 he ran the Chechen Information Centre in Krakow. In 1997 he founded LAM for the research and popularisation of Chechen culture, and travelled to the United States as its executive director. In 1999 he became vice-premier with particular responsibility for social affairs. On 1 February 2000 he went into the mountains with Maskhadov. His birthplace Goichu was totally destroyed by Russian artillery. In October 2005 his position as Minister of Social Affairs was re-confirmed. In May 2006 he became the President’s Special Envoy to International Organisations.
For the poem «In Khaibakh written», devoted to victims of Stalin deportation of Chechens, he received the National award (1992). Since 2002 Apti Bisultanov lives in Berlin. He took part in the International literary festival, and receiver a scholarship of Fund of Culture. In 2003 in Rotterdam he received Award of fund Poets of all Nations and N (o) Vib-Verlag.
His published books:
- Plough-fire-house (1986)
- One legend (1988)
- Lightning shade (1991)