Famous Azerbaijani poet Bahtiyar Vahabzade died
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13/ Trend Vugar Imanov/ On Feb. 13 famous Azerbaijani poet Bahtiyar Vahabzade died after long illness, poet's family told Trend Life.
"I appreciate poetry of great master of our time, people's poet, outstanding public figure of our epoch as "poetry of agonizing thought, peace, human being, palpitating for love and freedom", but lyric poetry of love as "flame of heart beyond time and space," Bekir Nabiyev, academician, director of Literature Institute named after Nizami, told Trend Life.
People's poet Bahtiyar Vahabzade was born on Aug. 16, 1925 in Sheki.
His works - lyrical poems, dramas and publications were translated into many languages worldwide.
The creative way of the poet began from the time of the Great Patriotic war.
He became a member of Union of Writers of Azerbaijan in 1945. Over 40 years he taught at Baku State University with his creative work.
He became a correspondent member of Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan in 1980.
Azerbaijani literature became estranged from Communist ideology in 1960. National spirit was demonstrated in works of literary figures though all these works were away from policy.
Only Bahtiyar Vahabzade managed to issue dissident work - Gulustan poem reflecting fate of Azeri people, whose lands were divided between Russia and Iran early 19th century into North and South Azerbaijan.
Bahtiyar Vahabzade was persecuted by Soviet authorities for this poem.
Over 70 written collections, 20 poems, 2 monographs, 11 scientific work and hundreds of articles brought honor and respect to people's poet. Performances were staged in the theatres and films were taken on his work. He was elected MP to the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan People's MPs five times.
Bahtiyar Vahabzade is a doctor of philological sciences, professor, real member of Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani people's poet, laureate of USSR state premium. He was awarded with high state Independence Order.
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