Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, state and government officials, and artists signed an obituary in connection with the death of People's Artist Amalia Panahova, Azerbaijan State News Agency informs.
'Azerbaijani culture suffered a heavy loss. On November 8, 2018, the well-known representative of contemporary Azerbaijani theatre and cinema art, State Prize laureate, personal pensioner of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, People's Artist, Doctor of Art History, Professor Amalia Panahova died at the 74th year of her life.
Amalia Panahova, successfully combining theatrical art with teaching, made a great contribution to the training of young actors in the republic. She took an active part in the social and political life of the country, was elected a deputy of the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic of the second convocation. The merits of Amalia Panahova in the development of Azerbaijani culture were given a decent assessment. She was awarded a number of prizes and honorary titles, high awards of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan - the orders 'Shohrat' and 'Sharaf' and 'Honorary Diploma of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.'
The memory of Amalia Panahova, a well-known master, theatre organiser, teacher and sympathetic person, will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew her,' says the obituary.
The obituary was signed by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva, Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov, Parliament Speaker Ogtay Asadov, Head of Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev, Deputy PM Ali Ahmadov, Culture Minister Abulfas Garayev, Education Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, Anar Rzayev, Eldar Guliyev, Azer Pasha Nematov, Rasim Balayev, Shafiga Mammadova, Haji Ismayilov, Nureddin Guliyev.