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Khurshidbanu Natavan was one of the prominent figure of Azerbaijan and she is considered one of the best lyrical poets. Her poems are in either Azerbaijani or Persian and she was most notable for her lyrical ghazals. She was born on August 15, 1832 in Shusha, the ancient cultural center of Azerbaijan. Khurshidbanu Natavan is the daughter of the last Karabakh Khan, Mehdigulu Khan Javanshir, and the granddaughter of Ibrahimkhalil Khan. Khurshidbanu was the only child of the family, the last heir to the Karabakh Khanate. In addition to her native language, she studied Arabic, Persian. In addition to being a poet, Natavan was also a talented artist. The drawings in her album "Flower notebook" (1886) are proof of this.
At the suggestion of a group of Shusha's poets, Khan's daughter created "Majlisi-uns" (meeting of friendship) in Shusha, and took over the management of this meeting and all its expenses. She was also remembered as a philanthropist, patronage, and active public figure. In 1873, she built an aqueduct in Shusha: this aqueduct is still famous under the name "Khan Gizi Spring".
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed an order on the celebration of the 190th anniversary of Khurshidbanu Natavan. In connection with the celebration of the 190th anniversary of Khurshidbanu Natavan, many projects were implemented in the National Library. The bibliographic book Khurshidbanu Natavan is being prepared for publication. At the same time, digest and methodical materials reflecting the life and activities of the poetess were prepared, articles were published, and a virtual exhibition was prepared.

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