HAJI ZEYNALABDIN TAGHIYEV (1823 - 1924)
The son of a shoemaker, from the age of ten, worked as a bricklayer, later became a contractor-builder ... Fate smiled at him during the years of the oil boom: a fountain of oil gushed out on the site leased. Richer, Tagiyev did much for the development of the country's economy and the infrastructure of its capital, but most of all he is known for charity. For his kind heart and noble deeds among the people he was called "El Atasi" - the father of the nation.
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