Kamaladdin Heydarov

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Kamaladdin Heydarov
Kəmaləddin Heydərov
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Minister of Emergency Situations
Assumed office
February 2006
President Ilham Aliyev
Preceded by office established
Chairman of State Customs Committee
In office
1995 – February 6, 2006
President Heydar Aliyev, Ilham Aliyev
Succeeded by Aydin Aliyev
Personal details
Born (1961-07-15) July 15, 1961 (age 54)
Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
Religion Islam
Military service
Rank Colonel General

Kamaladdin Heydarov Fattah oglu (Azerbaijani: Kəmaləddin Heydərov Fəttah oğlu; born July 15, 1961) is an Azerbaijani composer and politician serving as the Minister of Emergency Situations.

Early life[edit]

Heydarov was born on July 15, 1961 in Nakhchivan City, Azerbaijan.[1] He has graduated from Baku State University with a degree in Geography.[2] In 1992, he left Azerbaijan for Uzbekistan and opened several business firms.[3] Heydarov is also a composer with some of his songs becoming hits in Azerbaijan. His compositions are produced under the name Kamal. His latest album is called Sənə güvəndiyim dağlar (Azerbaijani: The mountains to lean on). His songs have been performed by famous singers such as Flora Kerimova, Ilhama Guliyeva, Aygun Kazimova, Zulfiyya Khanbabayeva.[4]

Political career[edit]

Heydarov was appointed the Chairman of State Customs Committee by former President Heydar Aliyev in 1995.[5]

On February 6, 2006 Heydarov was appointed the Minister of Emergency Situations, a newly formed ministry to handle the emergency situations and protection of the civil population in Azerbaijan.[3][6]

Heydarov is married. He and his wife have two children, Nijat and Tale, both of whom studied in London.

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