Saturday, 26 Sep 2020

Members of Azerbaijani community of Nagorno Karabakh visited Princess of Karabakh Khurshudbanu Natavan monument in Waterloo, Belgium

In December 6th, 2019, members of Azerbaijani community of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium visited Princess of Karabakh Khurshudbanu Natavan monument in Waterloo, Belgium. Head of the community Tural Ganjaliev said that they coulnd’t leave Belgium without paying due tribute to the poetesse and proud Princess of Karabakh whose homeland is occupied by Armenian forces. 

Natavan was closely engaged in philanthropy, promoting the social and cultural development of Karabakh. Among her famous deeds was a water main that was first laid down in Shusha in 1883, thus solving the water problem of the townsfolk. The springs built by Natavan from famous Shusha white stones were called by the townsfolks “Natavan springs” and were also considered historical monuments under protection.

Natavan also did a lot for the development and popularization of the famous breed of Karabakh horses. Karabakh horses from Natavan’s stud were known as the best in Azerbaijan.

Natavan also founded and sponsored the first literary societies in Shusha and in the whole of Azerbaijan. One of them called Majlis-i Uns (“Society of Friends”) became especially popular and concentrated major poetic-intellectual forces of Karabakh of that time.