Allahverdi Bagirov

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Allahverdi Bagirov
Born (1946-03-22)March 22, 1946
Aghdam, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Died June 14, 1992(1992-06-14) (aged 46)
Aghdam region, east of Nagorno-Karabakh
Allegiance Republic of Azerbaijan
Years of service 1988–1992
Rank Officer
Commands held Aghdam Detachment
Battles/wars Nagorno-Karabakh War
Awards National Hero of Azerbaijan
1993

Allahverdi Teymur oglu Bagirov (Azerbaijani: Allahverdi Teymur oğlu Bağırov, Russian: Аллахверди Теймур оглы Багиров; April 22, 1946 – June 14, 1992) was an Azerbaijani officer, former leader of Azerbaijani Popular Front Party, head coach of FK Qarabağ and National Hero of Azerbaijan.[1][2][3]

Early years

Allahverdi Bagirov was born in Aghdam and finished Aghdam school city number one. After graduating from school, he started working at FK Qarabağ as a head coach.[4][5]

Military service

In 1988, he voluntarily enlisted in the Azerbaijani Army in the war against Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh region. In 1990, Bagirov created his own battalion and rescued many Azerbaijani citizens from Khojali, while exchanging dead bodies of Azerbaijani soldiers with Armenian soldiers.[6][7][8]

Death

Bagirov and his driver both died when their car ran over an anti-tank mine during their return to Aghdam, a strategically important town as well as a major historical and cultural center.[2] He was posthumously awarded the title of the National Hero of Azerbaijan and was buried in the Aghdam cemetery in June 1992.[9]

Personal life

He is survived by his wife, son and two daughters.[9]

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