BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. Tofig Guliyev's works have created a revolution in the cultural world of Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev during the unveiling of the monument to the outstanding composer, People's Artist, laureate of the State Prize Tofig Guliyev in Baku, Trend reports.
"Today we are gathered for the opening of the statue of outstanding composer Tofig Guliyev. This statue erected in the center of our city is a sign of the respect of the Azerbaijani people for the memory of great composer Tofig Guliyev. Indeed, Tofig Guliyev's works have created a revolution in the cultural world of Azerbaijan. Tofig Guliyev can be named both an outstanding composer and a founder of the jazz art in Azerbaijan. At the same time, as a great cultural figure, Tofig Guliyev won the love of the Azerbaijani people.
His works truly represent our wealth. These works are immortal, they are being listened to this day and will be listened to for many years to come. Because underlying all these works are Tofig Guliyev's talent and, at the same time, his love for the people of Azerbaijan, for his native city Baku. Tofig Guliyev was very attached to his people, and his works about Azerbaijan and Baku are evidence of that. At the same time, those who knew him are very well aware that he was a very nice person and a wonderful intellectual in the true sense of the word. He was a prominent cultural figure and took his rightful place in history with his activities, his works and the role he played in the public life of Azerbaijan," President Ilham Aliyev said.