Mir Movsum Agha (full name Azerbaijani: Seyidəli Mir Abutalıb oğlu Mirmövsümzadə; English: Seyidali Mir Abutalib oghlu Mirmovsumzade 1883 – 17 November 1950)[1] was a physically disabled person, who was believed to have supernatural powers by the residents of Baku and outskirt villages.

Mir Movsum Agha
Mir Mövsüm Ağa
Mir Movsum Agha
Died17 November 1950

A shrine was built for Mir Movsum Agha in Shuvalan after his death; that shrine now has a blue maiolica, Central Asian-style dome.[2]

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva are regular visitors to Mir Movsum Aga's sanctuary. The First Lady once donated a carpet decorated with an image of Movsum Mir Aga that was made by painter Kamil Aliyev to the sanctuary.[1] In 2011, historian Tarana Jabiyeva wrote a book about Mir Movsum Agha called "Eternal resident of Icheri-Shahar" that was presented by the Union of Writers of Azerbaijan.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Book dedicated to Mir Movsum Aga presented in Baku". Today.az. 2011-03-04. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  2. ^ Elliott, Mark (2004-01-01). Azerbaijan: With Excursions to Georgia. Trailblazer. p. 153. ISBN 978-1-873756-79-9.