Mirabov Rashad Akif
Date of birth: 03/05/1975 Date of death: 17/03/1995
He was born in Mingachevir city on the 3rd of May, 1975. He studied till the 9th grade at school # 7 in Mingachevir and later adked to be transferred to the night school in order to be able both to study and work at the same time. Thus he obtained a position of a tailor;s assistant at the State Theater after Marziya Davudova. He was called for military service on the 12th of May, 1993 byt the Military Commissariat of Mingachevir city. He fist served in Nanosni (present day H.Z. Taghiyev district), then in Sangachal and Shubani. Rashad was serving in Unit of Special Forces and during his military years, he fully mastered a profession of a sapper.
It was the troubled time of the Motherland. Some parts of our land had already been invaded by the vicious enemy. The Unit where Rashad was serving was first sent to Tartar and later to Fuzuli in 1994. They were the regions where intense battles were going on. After he took part in several battles in Tartar, he was sent back to Fuzuli. He later returned back to Tartar again. Rashad could not even imagine that after the bloody battles against the enemy, he would live through another hell once again. On the 17th of March, 1995, when Rashad was on duty, a group of traitors were planning coup d’état. He was also amongst the brave soldiers who rose in defense of the country in order to protect the statehood. Thus, it was not possible to deal with already intense situation in a peaceful way and unfortunately brother blood was shed. Rashad also died heroically on that day while protecting the State with honor.
He was single.
Mirabov Rashad Akif was posthumously awarded the title of the “National Hero of Azerbaijan” by the decree # 307 of the president of Azerbaijani republic on the 4th of Aril, 1995.
He was buried in the Alley of Martyrs in Mingachevir city. The school # 7 where he once studied is named after the hero. There are busts of him both at the school and in the Museum of Martyrs.