Ismayil Shykhly

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Ismayil Shykhly
Native name
İsmayıl Şıxlı
Bornİsmayıl Qəhrəman oğlu Şıxlınski
(1919-03-22)March 22, 1919
İkinci Şıxlı, Qazakh Rayon, Azerbaijan
DiedJuly 26, 1995(1995-07-26) (aged 76)
Baku, Azerbaijan
OccupationWriter
NationalityAzerbaijan
EducationGazakh pedagogical school
Alma materAzerbaijan Pedagogical Institute
Home townQazakh Rayon
GenreProse
Notable awardsShohrat Order
Order of the Red Star
Order of the Red Banner of Labour
Medal "For the Defence of the Caucasus"
Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
Jubilee Medal "Forty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
Jubilee Medal "60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
Jubilee Medal "70 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
Medal "For Distinguished Labour"
Medal "Veteran of Labour"
Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin"
Order of the Patriotic War
Years active1938-1995
ChildrenElchin Shykhly, Farrukh Shykhly

Ismayil Shykhly (Azerbaijani: İsmayıl Şıxlı; March 22, 1919 – July 26, 1995), also known by his birth name Ismayil Shikhlinsky Gahraman oglu (Azerbaijani: İsmayıl Şıxlınski Qəhrəman oğlu), was Azerbaijani writer.

Early years[edit]

Shykhly was born on March 22, 1819 in Ikinji Shykhly village of Qazakh Rayon of Azerbaijan. He studied in Kosalar village. In 1934, he got enrolled in Qakhazh Pedagogical School. He was impressed by Samad Vurgun's poem "Yadıma düşdü" (I recollected) during his speech at Alexandr Pushkin's 100th anniversary celebrated in Qazakh. The same year, Shykhly entered Baku State Pedagogical Institute. During his years in college, influenced by Vurgun's writing and Ashig folk art, he wrote many poems. His first poem "Quşlar" (Birds) was published in Ədəbiyyat qəzeti newspaper in 1938. He was a teacher by profession and wrote a number of books on ancient and national traditions. His most famous work, "Turbulent Kura" (Dəli Kür) was filmed in 1969 by Azerbaijanfilm. On September 15, 1942 he volunteered for military service and fought in World War II through 1945.[1]

Career[edit]

Upon his return, he continued writing and his first novel "Həkimin nağılı" (The Doctor's tale) was published in 1947. In 1965-1968, he was the Chairman of Union of Azerbaijani Writers, in 1976-1978, he was the Chief Editor of Azərbaycan magazine, and from 1981 on, he was the First Secretary of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers. Shykhly had served as the deputy in Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR and has been awarded with Sheref, Red Banner of Labor and Shohrat orders for his contributions to Soviet and Azerbaijani literature.

Ismayil Shykhly died on July 26, 1995 in Baku. He was buried at Alley of Honor.

Memorial[edit]

On January 28, 2019, Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed a decree on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ismayil Shykhly.[2]

Works[edit]

  • "My Dead World" (Ölən Dünyam)
  • "Turbulent Kura" (Dəli Kür)
  • "Bury the Dead in the Cemetery" (Ölüləri Qəbristanda basdirin)
  • "Exile of Dignity" (Namus Qaçağı)
  • "The Coward Bullet" (Namərd Gülləsı)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Database of biographies. İsmayıl Şıxlı". Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  2. ^ President.Az (28 January 2019). "İsmayıl Şıxlının 100 illik yubileyinin qeyd edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Sərəncamı" (in Azerbaijani). President.az. Retrieved 28 January 2019.