Fikret AMIROV, USSR Composer. Secretary, Azerbaydzhan Union of Composers, since 1956; board member, USSR Union of Composers, since 1957; Honoured Art Worker of Azerbaydzhan Soviet Socialist Republic since 1955; Popular Artist of Azerbaydzhan Soviet Socialist Republic since 1959. Order of Lenin, 1959; Stalin Prize, 1949. Member, Communist Party, since 1947.
During World War II in Red Army. 1942-1943 Director and Artistic Director, Kirovabad Philharmonic, and Director, School of Music. 1947 Artistic Director, Baku Philharmonic.
Deputy, Azerbaydzhan Supreme Soviet of 1955 and 1959 convocation. 1959 visited United States of America.