One of the unique personalities of our nation’s history is Khudu Mammadov.He was an unusual phenomenon, a teacher, a scientist completing each other in a natural way. As well as being a great scientist Khudu was also close to his own land and had a special place in the history of social and political ideas of Turkism and working towards the survival and propagation of the last century during the reign of the Soviet regime,was one of the few intellectuals who was fighting for independence of Azerbaijan.
He was born in Kharabakh in 1927 in Marzili village of Agdam. His father was one of the well-known intellectuals. He graduated from Leningrad Academy of Construction. His mother was a good housewife. She looked after to her three children – Khudu’s, Seren’s, Mehbub’s education and up-bringing.
After finishing 7-year junior school in their native villages, he studied at school located in the centre of region. In 1946, he entered the faculty of geology and geography atAzerbaijan State University. After completing his higher educationhe began to work as a labor at the Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences. After some time, he was recognizedas the most talented researcher not only in our country but also in the former Soviet Union. Inventions, especially meaningful scientific articles brought fame to its the author.
During each visit to the village, the villagers gathered around Khudu and began to ask questions to the teacher.In one of these meetings he was ask such a question:”Who can be called a true scholar?” Khudu teacher responsed to the question:
– You know, if a scientist talks to a person who isn’t aware of science and if the person says: “what he speaks I know – of course, that is a true scientist. But if ” he says, I did not understand anything,” what he says, and then he is not a real scientist.
John Bernal, one of the English giants in the world of science,in the scientific conference held in Moscow in 1953, answered the scientist’s opinion who cannot find a word about his “outstanding student”:
25 years old student did what you and we couldn’t do. Mr. Khudu – “pioneer student” found a solution.
Thus, Khudu gained the title of a great scholar gentleman when he was 25 years old.
Poet Anvar Ahmed writes: “Khudu teacher was crying. I went next to up to him: – Why are you crying, Khudu teacher? – I said -. He turned his face to the other side. Then he turned and looked at the long yellow line of Agdam. His eyes filled with tears again – Anvar, this land is ours, but I feel that something bad will happen to my land. We joined him. After a little break he said that something was wrong with his heart.
]After a meeting with Khudu teacher well-known Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov writes: “I am proud of one of genius Turkish intellectuals Khudu Mammadov I knew.” Chingiz Aitmatov wroteKhudu Mamedov : ” You are not only older 1 year or 2 days , but also older for parameters too, Khudu my dear sir ! ”
Academic Teymur Bunyadov writes: ” In the field of crystallography Khudu denied British,Japanese, and some of the best views of the scholars discoveries’, have has created the world’s most important inventions. Khudu’s scientific inventions are not only theoretical, but also has have a great practical importance.
People’s poet Bakhtiar Vahabzadeh wrote about Khudu:”He measured everything in society with the laws of nature. He used to say that if there is a law alien to the nature of society, the law has no right to live. In this sense, communism is contrary to man’s natural feeling. Communism created a fantastic man to stand against the society. He would prove that it is based on the laws of nature, I could not believe it.
Bakhtiar Vahabzadeh’s memories about Khudu Mammadov says a lot about his personal identity. “One day in the late 1970s Nureddin Rzayev and I were guests in the Khudu’s house. Our conversation was around the future of relations with Turkey. For some reason, the conversation was the hol desire ours. As I said my most sacred dream is to see the southern-northern unity and happiness. Nureddin said that his great and holy desire his to see the future is bright.
Khudu said: “The biggest dream is that one day my door will be knocked, and I want to see bayonet rifle in the hands of the Turkish soldier. Then he asks if the communist Khudu lives here? I have to say, yes, I do … Say that we came to shoot Turkey’s last communist Khudu Mammadov. ”
From Khudu Mammadov’s close friend Shakhmar Akbarzadeh’s recollection: “I haven’t met the hero of the epic tale as Khudu teacher for his nature of the image in literary work. Khudu teacher was simple, humble, excessive caring. When talking he joked.
PhD, director of the Center for Eurasian Studies, writes about the great scholar: “In my opinion,Khudu Mammadov is the greatest scholar after U. Hajibeyli. However, if we take person’s culture and history as well as the view of the summit of the services for me, U.Hajibeyli is a summit; another summit is Khudu Mammadov – the peak of a new era. He is, in fact, the first martyr of the people’s movement. The main problem is that we lost him. ”
In 1980-1990 – the first secretary of the Party Committee of Aghdam region Sadiq Murtuzayev wrote” My days with Khudu “:Construction had to begin in ironwood plateau . Khudu teacher said he would lead the project of the construction management. Though he was sick and construction situation was serious, he didn’t give up. The building was built very quickly.
Being one of the closest associates of the founder of ADR M.E.Resulzadeh Muhammad Kengerli writes: In 1969 I gave Khudu Mamedov tricolor flag as a gift, and he secretly brought the flag. ”
Academic Salahaddin Khalilov writes: ” Khudu Mammadov wrote a monograph as a result of several years of research in 1960, ” Calcium – crystallochemistry “.
There was a request that monograph had to be written in English about the structure of thecrystallochemistry book published in London , despite knowing the English language well , Khudu wrote this monograph in his own language . Silicate chemistry, which is fundamental to the history of science of crystallochemistry this work was the first book in the native language. The monograph was published in English and Russian languages , the world-famous young Turkish scientist Khudu Mammadov gave a great contribution to world science. However, “ My first reader must be my own nation” gives necessary information about this man.
A member of the Azerbaijani Writers’ Union, living in a villages of Russia Sultan writes: “For the first time in the 70-ies of the last century, Khudu Mammadov gave his son Turkish surname. He was ahead of his time. ”