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

Nariman bey Narimanbeyov

Nariman bey Hashim oghlu Narimanbeyov (1889-1937), also known as Nariman bey Narimanbeyli, was an Azerbaijani lawyer and statesman who served as State Controller in the fourth cabinet of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, and was member of Parliament of Azerbaijan.

Narimanbeyov was born in 1889 in Shusha, Azerbaijan. After completing his secondary education at an Erivan gymnasium where his father taught, he attended universities in Russia and Ukraine, graduating from Department of Physics and Mathematics of Moscow State University and Law Department of Kharkov State University. While abroad, he was an active member of Azerbaijani students revolutionary movement. In 1915, he returned to Azerbaijan and worked as an attorney. Narimanbeyov was also the chairman of Muslim Charity Society in Baku.

In 1917, Narimanbeyov joined Musavat Party and was elected a member of the Muslim fraction of Transcaucasian Seim. He was a member of the Azerbaijani National Council on the eve of declaration of independence who voted in favor of establishing an independent republic. After establishment of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on May 28, 1918, Narimanbeyov was elected to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan. When the fourth government under Nasib bey Yusifbeyli was formed on April 14, 1919, he was appointed State Controller of ADR.

After Bolshevik take over of Azerbaijan, Narimanbeyov worked as a legal council but was soon arrested and became another victim of the Great Purge repressions. He was sent to Solovki prison camp on Solovetsky Islands where he died in 1937.