Jabir Novruz was born on the 12th of June,
in 1933 at the village Upa of Khizi area. After completing secondary
school he studied at primary-school teachers’ training college
after M.A.Sabir and in 1952 entered Journalism department at the
Azerbaijan State University. A year later he was sent to Moscow
at the Literature Institute after M.Qorki to continue his studying
according to good advice of Writers’ Union of Azerbaijan. He had
graduated in 1957.
Jabir Novruz started his work activity as a literary worker at
the literary department of the evening newspaper “Baku” in 1958.
He was employed as editor-in-chief at literary magazine “Azerbaijan”
in the years 1967-1970, and the newspaper «Edebiyyat ve injesent
in 1991-1993. He was the secretary of the Writers’ Union of Azerbaijan
Novruz’s poetry is one of the brilliant pages of Azerbaijan literature
of the XX century. There is the synthesis of rich traditions of
our national heritage and modern literary currents in his works.
From the first days of coming to the literary world the poet had
glorified the supreme human and spiritual values in his poems
and earned readers’ deep love in that way. His works of lyric
and epic poetry are notable for the artistic character and variety
of themes. Author’s poetry call up for supreme morale and patriotic
soul. Poet’s creative works are notable for the simplicity and
beauty of the literary language and style. The numerous songs
composed on his poems are very popular among the music lovers.
Novruz’s poetry has served faithfully for the inculcation of the
patriotic soul and bellicose tone. Anxiety for the fate of Homeland
is typical of Jabir Novruz’s poetry. The main themes of his works
have always been closely linked with the Azerbaijan ideas. The
author’s poetic comprehension has always strengthened the historicity
of his lyricism and made his works more lively.
Most of the poet’s works have been translated into different languages
and published. Owing to his literary translations Azerbaijani
reader have apprehended the numerous valuable examples of the
Novruz’s public social work has been fertile, as well. He has
always been the active participant of the social and political
events occurred in our country. He has displayed the position
of the real citizen giving the objective estimate of the dangerous
events happened in our nation’s life.
poet’s literary and social activities have been appreciated at
their true value, as well. He has been awarded with different
honorary titles, medals and orders as the Honorary Artist and
the National Poet. In 1995 Jabir Novruz was elected the deputy
of the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan.
outrageous representative of Azerbaijani literature, the Honorary
Artist, Honorary holder of the presiden of Azerbaijan Republic,
nation’s poet Jabir Mirzebey oglu Novruzov (Jabir Novruz) died
on the 12th of December in 2002 when he was 70.
The fond memories of the great poet, real citizen and sensible
man Jabir Novruz will always live in our nation’s heart.