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Ibrahimov Mirza Azhdar oglu (1911-1993)
People's writer, playwright, social figure Mirza Ibrahimov was born October 15, 1911 in a village near Eva, Serab district of Southern Azerbaijan. In 1926-1930-ies he studied and worked in the school of factory Balakhani. For artistic creativity began with membership in Zabrat circle of literary work.

The first poem "Drilled well" by M.Ibrahimov was published in 1930 in the book "The April fire."

In 1932, for the study of the rate of development of major construction projects and socialist industry was on a visit in Ukraine - Donbass mine, industrial enterprises Dnepropetrovsk, where he wrote a book of essays "The Land of the Giants". After two years of study at the preparatory department of the Azerbaijan State Scientific Research Institute, the party sent him into the political department of Nakhchivan - for the position of editor of "Surat" newspaper (1933).

Educated in the 1935-1937 years in the post-graduate of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR M.Ibrahimov defended Ph.D. thesis, narrating the life and works of prominent Azerbaijani writer Jalil Mammadguluzadeh. In 1945, after the establishment of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Mirza Ibrahimov was one of the first 15 active members of the Academy and was constantly engaged in scientific activities. And in 1942, he was appointed Commissioner of National Education of the Azerbaijan SSR in 1942-1946 years, being on the post of Minister of Education of Azerbaijan, Director of the Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theatre named after M.F. Akhundov, head of the Office of People's Commissars of the Council of the Arts, he made great efforts for the development of education and culture in the country.

In 1941, while in the Soviet Army in South Azerbaijan, he worked as managing editor of the newspaper "For the sake of motherland". He enriched the fiction and Azerbaijan drama with penned stories about Azerbaijan "Last Sound", "Art lover", "Zahra", "At the Crossroads," "Angel," "The Fugitive," "Southern Stories", "On December Twelfth", “Independent", "Campfire”, “End of the Suffering", "Two lives", “Khosrov Ruzbeh", "Gulebetin”, novel “Parviz’s life”, “A day that will come”, (1948), "The big support " (1957), "Parvana", including plays "Life" (1935), "Madrid" (1937), "Love" (1941), comedies "Peasant Woman" (1961) (the play was awarded the Mirza Fatali Akhundov Prize), "Good man" (1963), dedicated to the life and the struggle of the great writer and statesman Nariman Narimanov, play "Smoldering pockets" (1967) etc. He translated into Azerbaijani language William Shakespeare's play "King Lear," "Twelfth Night, or whatever you want," Ostrovsky’s "Easy Money," "Naivety is enough for each wise man”, Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters”, A.Satramov “Do not trust men”, and Moliere's "Don Juan".

M.Ibrahimov was Chairman (1946-1954), first secretary (1965-1975) of the Board of the Writers 'Union of Azerbaijan, Secretary of the Board of the Writers' Union of the USSR (1965-1975), deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan (1946-1950), Chairman of the Supreme Council Presidium of the Republic of Azerbaijan (1954-1958), was elected to the Central Committee at the XIV-XXVIII Congress of the CP of Azerbaijan. He was elected representative of the XX-XXI and XXIII-XXIV congress of the CPSU, deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

During guidance the Institute of Language and Literature named after Nizami of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan organized a high-level study of the linguistic and literary sciences, had great merits in preparation of the three-volume "History of Azerbaijan literature" (1946-1954).

M.Ibrahimov’s works have been translated into many foreign languages ​​and the languages ​​of the peoples of the former USSR. Three times he was awarded the Order of Lenin, Order of the October Revolution and other orders and medals. Until his death he was the head of the Department of Literature of Southern Azerbaijan at the Institute of Literature named after Nizami of Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences.

He was a national writer of Azerbaijan SSR (1961), member of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan SSR (1945), laureate of USSR State Prize (1950), laureate of the State Prize of Azerbaijan SSR (1965), winner of the International Prize Nehru (1979), Honored Worker of Azerbaijan SSR ( 1941), Hero of Socialist Labor (1981), chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR (1954-1958), deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1937-1991) (with interruptions), chairman of the Board of the Writers' Union of Azerbaijan (1946-1954), first secretary ( 1965-1975), Minister of Education of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (1942-1946), deputy of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR (3-4th, 6-7th and 9th convocation), people's deputy of the USSR (1989).

Mirza Ibrahimov died on December 17, 1993 in Baku and was buried in the Alley of Honor.