Famous people of Shusha

The people of Shusha made it the pearl of the Caucasus, the cradle of our culture, the mugham-singing heart of Azerbaijan

Famous people of Shusha

Hashim bey Vazirov

Hashim bey Miriman oghlu Vazirov (1868-1916) was an Azerbaijani journalist, writer and publisher.

Hashim bey Vazirov was born and had his primary education in Shusha. After graduating from Irevan Teachers’ Seminary, he worked as a teacher in Irevan, Barda, Shaki and Shusha. In the 1890s, being a teacher in Shusha, H. Vazirov participated in organization of spectacles along with other teachers. In 1895, they staged “Marrying – not slaking the thirst” play by Vazirov. In these years Vazirov translated Othello by Shakespeare into Azerbaijani. Vazirov acted as Othello in a spectacle staged in Shusha, in 1904. Hashimbey Vazirov was the author of such plays as School education, Don’t knock my door – or your door will be knocked, Marrying – not slaking the thirst. He wrote articles dedicated to enlightenment, science, socio-political issues. He worked as the editor of “Irshad” newspaper at different times, published “Teze hayat” newspaper, edited such newspapers as “Ittifag”, “Seda”, “Sadayi-hagg” and “Sadayi-Gafgaz”.