The people of Shusha made it the pearl of the Caucasus, the cradle of our culture, the mugham-singing heart of Azerbaijan
Bahram bey Jafar oghlu Akhundov was born in Shusha in 1872. During the years 1893-1895 he studied medicine and nature study in France. He worked as a doctor in “Ittihad” school in Baku and was a member of “Nijat” and “Safa” societies. According to the law of the Azerbaijan National Assembly, he was entered into the parliament of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. In 1919, the medical control of the students going to study abroad was entrusted to Akhundov by the Azerbaijani Government. After the April occupation, he worked as a doctor in different medical facilities and was given the award of “Labor Hero”.
He died in 1932 in Baku.