People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Tahir Salakhov Passed Away
People’s Artist of the USSR and Azerbaijan, Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of state awards Takhir Salakhov has passed away in a clinic in Germany, where he was receiving treatment. The artist’s sister Zarifa Salakhova noted that he will be buried in the Alley of Honour in Baku.
Takhir Salakhov was born on November 29, 1928 in Baku. In 1950, he graduated from the Baku Art School named after Azim Azimzade. Then he graduated from the Higher Leningrad School of Industrial Art named after V.I.Mukhin and the Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I.Surikov.
Tahir Salakhov was the chairman of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, a deputy of the Supreme Council of the Republic, and in 1973 he was elected the first secretary of the Union of Artists of the USSR.