He was born in Pécs in 1941 and spent his life as a citizen of Pécs.
Sándor Nagy was a defining figure of the city’s public culture, a legendary head of institutions. For more than 40 years after its foundation, he was the director of the Pécs Youth Center, which united eight institutions. Under his leadership, the Pécs youth culture, the Youth House and Youth Park, gained national and international fame. His outstanding activities were recognized with numerous professional and state awards, including the Pécs City Community Award in 1996, the Pro Community Award in 2005, and the Pécs City Seal in 2007. In 2005, his work was awarded with the Bronze degree of the Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, and then in 2021 with the Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit.
He was a founding member and leader of several civil organizations in Pécs, president and then honorary president of the Association of People’s Cultivators for twenty years, chairman of the Pécs Public Culture Round Table, and a public culture expert.
With his decades of nationally renowned activities, he did a great deal for the city of Pécs, helped shape the city’s cultural image, and raised the national and international reputation of the city’s culture.