Beshir Imanov

Beshir Ismayil oglu Imanov or Beshir Imanov (Azerbaijani: Bəşir İsmayıl oğlu İmanov, Russian: Бешир Исмаил оглы Иманов[1] was an Azerbaijani general.

Beshir Imanov
Bəşir İmanov
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Personal details
Born(1914-06-23)June 23, 1914
Horadiz, Azerbaijan
DiedNovember 10, 1969(1969-11-10) (aged 55)
Baku, Azerbaijan
AwardsHero of Socialist Labor
Military service
RankColonel General

Early life and educationEdit

Imanov was born in the village of Horadiz, Fuzuli Rayon in 1914.[citation needed]

In 1931, he graduated from the Technical School of Pedagogical Education of Fuzuli, and upon assignment started his activity as a teacher at a secondary school in the village of Horadiz.

Having graduated from the Railway Technical School in Baku in 1943, Imanov worked as a foreman in Hajili station. Thereupon, to continue with his education he entered the Railways Institute in Tbilisi, and was assigned the deputy chief of the Alat-Nakhchivan railway line after graduation from the institute.


In 1948, he was appointed the chief of Alat Department of People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs. From 1953 he took various positions having been transferred to Azerbaijan Railway Administration. From 1960 to the end of his life Imanov held the position of the police chief of Azerbaijan Railways.[1]

Upon the decree by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, on 27 December 1967 Imanov was awarded the “hammer and sickle” medal and given the title of Hero of Socialist Labour for his socialist obligations and heroism in labour.

He met with Heydar Aliyev at the Kremlin in 1967, where Aliyev congratulated Imanov on his appointment to the rank of colonel general.[2]

Police colonel general Imanov died of a heart attack and was buried in Baku in 1969.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Bəşir İmanov". (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on 2016-11-20.
  2. ^ a b "Mircəfər Bağırov niyə özünü qatil adlandırıb?". (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 6 February 2018.