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Huseyn Baykara - Azerbaijani researcher, publicist and poet

Baku, June 13, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani researcher, publicist and poet Huseyn Baykara — Gara Huseynbeyli was born in 1904 in Shusha in the family of Shirinbeyovs. His mother Mina khanim was daughter of Hasan bey Shirinbeyov and his father was the son of Huseyn bey Shirinbeyov. Gara Huseynbeyli began the struggle against the Bolsheviks in his youth. In 1923 he was arrested and poet Ahmad Javad was his prison companion. As a result of his speeches with students about the independence of Azerbaijan, he was persecuted by Bolsheviks. In 1927 one of his friends reported him about his arrest by Bolsheviks at the ceremony dedicated to Novruz holiday. He went to Iran in 1927, then to Turkey. In 1927, he was a student of Faculty of History of the Baku State University. When Gara Huseynbeyli came to Istanbul as a migrant he changed his name into Huseyn Baykara and graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Istanbul University. He worked as a judge in Elazig, then prosecutor in Istanbul. During this period Baykara published scientific and publicistic articles, such as “Armenian pressure on Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan issue”, “Two military victories of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic”, “One of the founder of the renaissance in Azerbaijan Abbasgulu agha Bakikhanov” and others. His works “Family dramas” and “Doctor Dadash Hasanzade” were printed at “Yeni Kafkasya” (“New Caucasus”) magazine in Istanbul by Rasulzade. His books “Renewal movement in Azerbaijan. The 19th century”, “The history of Azerbaijan’s struggle for independence” and “Iranian revolution and liberation movements” were published in 1966, 1975 and 1978 in Ankara and Istanbul accordingly. The book “Iranian revolution and liberation movements” deals with Sattar Khan and Khiyabani revolutions in the South Azerbaijan. Huseyn Baykara passed away on July 1, 1984 in Kayseri.

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