Ayaz Mutallibov

Ayaz Niyazi oglu Mutallibov (Azerbaijani: Ayaz Niyazi oğlu Mütəllibov / Ајаз Нијази оғлу Мүтәллибов; Russian: Аяз Ниязович Муталибов, romanizedAyaz Niyazovich Mutalibov, born 12 May 1938) is an Azerbaijani politician who served as the first president of Azerbaijan. He was the last leader of Soviet Azerbaijan, and the first President of independent Azerbaijan from August 1991 until May 1992.

Ayaz Mutallibov
Ayaz Mütəllibov
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Mutallibov in 1991
1st President of Azerbaijan
In office
30 August 1991 – 6 March 1992
Prime MinisterHasan Hasanov
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byYaqub Mammadov
In office
14 May 1992 – 18 May 1992
Prime MinisterRahim Huseynov
Preceded byYaqub Mammadov
Succeeded byIsa Gambar
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan
In office
January 24, 1990 – September 14, 1991
General SecretaryMikhail Gorbachev
Preceded byAbdulrahman Vezirov
Succeeded byOffice Abolished
Full member of the 28th Politburo
In office
14 July 1990 – 29 August 1991
Personal details
Ayaz Niyazi oglu Mutallibov

(1938-05-12) 12 May 1938 (age 82)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyAzerbaijan Communist Party,
Social Democratic Party (Azerbaijan)
(m. 1961; died 2019)


Ayaz Mütallibov was born on May 12, 1938 in Baku to the family of a physician and later World War II veteran, Niyazi Aṣraf oğlu Mütallibov, and gynaecologist Kubra Mütallibova (died in 1988).[1] Both of his parents from Shamakhi.

In 1956, Ayaz Mütallibov graduated from the secondary school #189 in Baku. During his youth he was fond of jazz music. He was a member of the school volleyball team. In 1956–62, Mütallibov attended the Azerbaijan State Institute of Petroleum and Chemistry.[1]

In 1964, he became the director of the Baku Refrigerator Factory,[citation needed] and in 1974, he was appointed as the General Director of "BakElectroBytMash" State Industrial Company.[1]

Political careerEdit


Ayaz Mütallibov was in exile in Moscow from May 1992 until July 2012.

In 1994 he published a book called Karabakh – Black Garden in Moscow.

In April 2000, his followers in Baku declared the formation of the new Civil Union Party. In 2003 he joined the Azerbaijan Social Democratic Party (ASDP) and became its co-chairman in exile.

In July 2012, Mütallibov returned from exile with the permission of President Ilham Aliyev.

Family and personal lifeEdit

Mütallibov was married to Adila Mütallibova, who died in 2019.[2] They had two sons, Azad and Zaur, grandson Tahir and granddaughter Madina. His son Azad died of cancer on August 9, 2011 leaving only Zaur.[3] Mutallibov arrived in Baku to attend his son’s funeral. It was his first visit to country after 1992.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Mutalibov, Ayaz Niyazovich". Caucasian Knot. 14 May 2003. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  2. ^ "Heydar Aliyev Foundation undertakes organizational issues of Adila Mutallibova's mourning ceremony". Report News Agency. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  3. ^ Ayaz Mutallibov's son passes away

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Abdulrahman Vezirov
First Secretary of the Azerbaijan Communist Party
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
President of Azerbaijan
October 30, 1991 – March 6, 1992
Succeeded by
Yaqub Mammadov
Preceded by
Yaqub Mammadov
President of Azerbaijan
May 14, 1992 – May 18, 1992
Succeeded by
İsa Qambar