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Ilham Aliyev attends farewell ceremony for People’s Poet Zalimkhan Yagub

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11 - Trend:  A farewell ceremony for outstanding representative of modern Azerbaijani literature, holder of the presidential stipend, People`s Poet Zalimkhan Yagub has been held at Tazapir Mosque.

Azerbaijani national poet, public figure Zalimkhan Yagub passed away on 9th January. He suffered from kidney disease for a long time.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the farewell ceremony.

The ceremony started with the recitation of verses from the Quran.

President Ilham Aliyev expressed condolences to the family members of the poet.

State and government officials, members of the parliament, public and culture figures attended the ceremony.

People`s Poet Zalimkhan Yagub was buried in the Alley of Honors.

Zalimkhan Yagub was born on January 21, 1950 in Kapanakchi village of Bolnisi region of Georgia.

He graduated from faculty of library science of Azerbaijan State University.

He was a member of Azerbaijani Parliament in 1995-2005.

He has been a member of Pardon Commission under the President of Azerbaijan Republic since 1994, reports REPORT.AZ (Photo)

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