On May 9, a ceremony took place in the building of the Uzeir Hajibeyli Baku Music Academy to bid farewell to eminent composer, member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, People’s Artist of Azerbaijan and USSR, laureate of State and Heydar Aliyev prizes Arif Malikov.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, culture minister Abulfas Garayev talked about Arif Malikov’s life path, and his unique creativity.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva expressed their condolences to the late composer’s family members.
Arif Malikov’s family members thanked the President and the First Lady for the respect shown towards the composer’s memory.
After the farewell ceremony, the corpse of the eminent composer was taken to the cemetery to lay to rest.
The late composer was buried in the 1st Alley of Honour.
May God rest his soul!