An outstanding playwright, a popular writer of Azerbaijan Ilyas Afandiyev was born on May 28, 1914 in Fizuli, located in one of the most beautiful corners of Azerbaijan– Karabakh. Although, most of his life and career Ilyas Afanliyev spent in the Soviet period, the writer, not bowing the head before anything, portrayed the life in the fullness of all its positive and negative features. Ilyas Afandiyev’s skill lies in the fact that he was able to convey a decoratively designed call to fight for the human rights, freedom and
independence to the readers.
Having the highest honorary state awards and medals, Ilyas Afandiyev always distinguished among his contemporaries for his love for freedom and as a non-partisan.