A nation is known, recognized and distinguished among the world nations by certain characteristic features. The highest and the greatest of these features is culture.

HEYDAR ALIYEV
1955

People's Artist Tofig Aghababayev turns 95

On September 9, the Minister of Culture met with the Jubilee. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Union of Artists, People's Artist Farhad Khalilov, Deputy Minister of Culture, and employees of the Ministry.

Minister Adil Karimli congratulated the outstanding representative of our school of painting on his 95th birthday. He emphasized the artist's contributions to the development of Azerbaijani culture and fine arts, as well as his effective activity in promoting our rich culture. The Minister also conveyed the best wishes and congratulations of the staff of the Ministry of Culture to the artist. In recognition of his contribution to the development and promotion of Azerbaijani culture, the Minister awarded the master painter the Honorary Diploma of the Ministry.

Tofig Aghababayev expressed his gratitude for the attention paid to him.

It's worth mentioning that Tofig Aghababayev created works in the fields of monumental decorative-applied art, graphics, and painting. He was the first chief artist of Baku city. The creation of the symbolic key of our capital is also connected with the name of the artist.

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