Correspondent member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Madatov Garash Ali oglu was born on February 10, 1928 in the village of Garabaglar of Kangarli (Sharur) region, Nakhchivan AR. In 1950 he graduated from the Faculty of History of Azerbaijan State University (now BSU). From 1953 to 1956 he studied at the graduate school of Moscow State University. In 1956 he defended his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and in 1966 - Doctor of Sciences. In 1969 he was awarded the title of professor. In 1983 he was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.
G.Madatov was hired at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan in 1956 and headed the Department of Modern History of Azerbaijan from 1968 until the end of his life.
G.Madatov devoted his entire scientific activity to the study of the history of Azerbaijan during the war of 1941-1945. He has published more than 160 scientific works, including "The Victory of the Soviet Power in Nakhchivan and the Establishment of the Nakhchivan USSR", "Azerbaijan in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945)" and others. He is the author of monographs.
G.Madatov is also the author of 3-volume books "History of Azerbaijan" and "Essays on the History of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan" sections of "Azerbaijan in the Great Patriotic War".
11 doctoral and 30 master's theses were defended under the leadership of G.Matatov.
G.Madatov was awarded the title of Honored Scientist of the Azerbaijan SSR, he was awarded the Order of Honor, various medals and honorary decrees.
Corresponding member of ANAS Garash Madatov died on July 1, 1993 in Baku.