Baba Punhan

Baba Punhan
Born Atababa Seyidali oglu Madatzadeh
(1948-11-05)November 5, 1948
Baku, Azerbaijan
Died April 17, 2004(2004-04-17) (aged 55)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation Poet
Language Azerbaijani
Ethnicity Azerbaijani
Period 1962–2004
Genre Satire
Notable works
  • Sad Truth
  • What have I said...
  • If Karabakh goes...

Baba Punhan, born Atababa Seyidali oglu Madatzadeh (Azerbaijani: Baba Pünhan), (5 November 1948, Baku – 17 April 2004, Baku, Azerbaijan), was an Azerbaijani poet.[1][2]


He was called up for military service in 1968, which he served in Kiev.[3] He was praised for popularising Azenglish in Azerbaijani literature.[4][5]


Throughout his career he composed numerous pieces of meykhana based on modern Azerbaijan.[3]

List of works

Baba Punhan published about 278 ghazals. His most well-known books include:[6]


  1. Biography from (Azerbaijani)
  2. Baba Pünhan-”Mən nə dedim ki?!” (Azerbaijani)
  3. 1 2 "Baba Pünhan", bioqrafiya toplusu (in Azerbaijani), retrieved 2009-08-18
  4. "Baba Pünhan. Sənk yu (THANK YOU)". (in Azerbaijani). Radio Liberty. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  5. Yerfi, Rovshan. "Əvəzi olmayan vətəndaş şair". (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  6. "Baba Pünhanin yaradıcılıq gecəsi keçirilib", Internews Azerbaijan (in Azerbaijani), 2006-04-18, retrieved 2009-08-18

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