On March 19, 2023, the Chairperson of the Culture Committee of the Milli Majlis, Ganira Pashayeva, met Hamlet Isakhanli, the founder of Khazar University, an outstanding mathematician, poet, writer, publicist, translator, professor, academician, at the university and congratulated him on his 75th anniversary and Novruz holiday.
The chairman of the committee emphasized with satisfaction and pride that Khazar University is one of the most important centers of education, science and culture in the country, wished H. Isakhanli new success in his scientific, pedagogical, social and literary activities, and presented a congratulatory letter of the Culture Committee and memorial gifts.
The letter highlighted the most important moments of Professor Hamlet Isakhanli's life and activities:
"Dear Hamlet Isakhanlı,
I cordially congratulate you on your 75th anniversary, I wish you good health, good luck with your work, and new success in your scientific and literary work!
You are a public, scientific and artistic figure with encyclopedic knowledge and extensive personal background in various fields. You were born in the village of Kosali in the Garayazi region, which has its own ethnographic memory. In 1965, you graduated from high school with a gold medal and entered the Azerbaijan State University (now BSU), and in 1970 you graduated from a higher educational institution with honors. In 1970-1973, you studied at the M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University as a post-graduate student, and in 1973 successfully defended your dissertation and received your scholastic degree.
In 1973-1983, you worked in Moscow and Baku, doing research and teaching. Your scientific and research works have been published in prestigious scientific journals and collections in the former USSR, USA, Germany, Great Britain, Canada and other countries. In 1983, you successfully defended your doctoral dissertation in Moscow, received the degree of Doctor of Science, and a little later you were awarded the title of Professor.
You initiated the creation of the English-speaking Azerbaijan University in 1991 and began the establishment of this higher school, which received official status by the relevant decisions of the government of the Republic. As the founding rector of the first private university in Azerbaijan, you have done a great job. This center of science, education and culture, which received a new name Khazar University a little later, is one of the most famous and respected organizations of Azerbaijan globally.
You are known in Azerbaijan and abroad not only as a scientist and organizer of science and education, but also as a poet. Your poems have been translated into many languages. Your book of poems, and poems and narrative poems have been published in magazines, newspapers and poetry collections in Azerbaijan, Russia, China, South Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan, Georgia, Finland, etc. The work you created also includes translation work. You translated poems by Russian, English and French poets, namely V.A.Zhukovsky, F.Baratynsky, F.I.Tyutchev, A.Fet, S.Yesenin, N.Gumilyov, A.Akhmatova, A.Akhundova, G.G.Byron, W.Blake, R.Herrick, G.de Nerval & others from the original into Azerbaijani Turkish.
Lutfiyar Imanov, Flora Karimova, Brilliant Dadashova, Ilgar Muradov, Azer Zeynalov, Rashida Behbudova, Gulyanag Mammadova, Samir Jafarov, Aygun Baylar, Manana Japaridze, Elza Seyidjahan, Anar Shushali, Batura Huseynova, Yusif Savalan, Mahsati Jabbarova, Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra and choir, "Savalan", "Sheron" and "Crystal" groups, "Dunya" School choir, etc. performed songs, whose words belong to you. Such mugham masters as Arif Babayev, Alim
Gasimov, Nazakat Teymurova, Zabit Nabizade, Zakir Aliyev, Teyyub Aslanov, young singer Abgul Mirzaliev and others also turned to your work.
Once again, I congratulate you on your 75th birthday, on all your scientific, pedagogical, social and literary achievements, and send you my very best wishes!”
Professor, academician H. Isakhanli thanked the chairman of the committee for her visit to Khazar University, her kind words and congratulations.
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