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Muslim Magomaev buried in Baku

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30 October 2008,14:07

On October 29 Muslim Magomaev was committed to earth in Baku in the Alley of Honoured Bury.

(Baku, October 29, Tatar-inform, Vadim Iseyev). On October 29 Muslim Magomaev was committed to earth in Baku in the Alley of Honoured Bury. Many renowned figures of science and arts, including the founder of modern Azerbaijan Geidar Aliyev and a singer Rashid Beibutov, are buried here.

The President of Azerbaijan Ilkham Aliyev, as well as government members and many cultural and public figures took part in the burial ceremony.

A Russian delegation also arrived in Baku to attend the funerals. The delegation included director Yuly Gusman, singer Oleg Gazmanov, the Plenipotentiary of Russia’s President in Privolzhsky federal district on the international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi, the head of the International trade centre of Moscow Valery Serov.

The funerals of Muslim Magomoev were held according to Muslim traditions. After arriving in Baku the funeral cortege headed to the “Blue Mosque” – the central mosque in Baku. The ablution of the body was carried out there.

The farewell ceremony took place in the Azerbaijan State Pilharmonic Hall named after Muslim Magomaev – the grandfatjer of the singer, since 12 p.m. till 4 p.m. according to Moscow time. All this time the songs of the renowned singer were sounde in the hall. Over 10 thousand people came to say farewell to Muslim Magomaev.

According to the head of the Academy of Russia’s Television Mikhail Shvydkoi “Muslim was always free and grateful. That is why he could combine in his deep and wide soul love for Azerbaijan and Russia. For all of us this is a mournful loss. It is impossible now to find such artist”.

After the burial ceremony a charitable dinner – eskhan – was given in the Europa Hotel according to Muslim traditions.

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