Bosnian musicians died at 78

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Alija Izetbegović

Alija Izetbegović (August 8, 1925 Šamac, Bosnia and Herzegovina-October 19, 2003 Sarajevo) also known as Alija Izetbegovic was a Bosnian politician, philosopher, lawyer, author and activist. He had one child, Bakir Izetbegović.

Alija Izetbegović was the first President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving from 1990 to 1996. He was a founder of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which played a major role in the country's independence from Yugoslavia in 1992. Izetbegović was a prolific writer and his books include "The Islamic Declaration" and "Islam Between East and West". He was also a vocal advocate for the rights of Bosniak Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War (1992-1995), which resulted in the deaths of more than 100,000 people. Izetbegović is widely regarded as a hero by many in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly among Bosniak Muslims.

During his youth, Alija Izetbegović was an active member of the anti-fascist resistance movement during World War II. After the war, he studied law and philosophy at the University of Sarajevo. Izetbegović served a prison sentence for his involvement with Mladi Muslimani, a youth organization advocating for Islamic faith and social justice causing him to be banned from the Communist party.

He was a fierce defender of Bosnia and Herzegovina's sovereignty and fought against the Serbian forces for its independence. Because of his dedication to the country, he was awarded the Prize for Freedom by the Liberal International in 1998. His efforts to bring peace to Bosnia and Herzegovina were recognized when he was one of the signatories of the Dayton Accords, which ended the Bosnian War.

In addition to his political and philosophical work, Izetbegović was an accomplished mountaineer and a member of the Alpine Club "Željezničar" Sarajevo. He climbed many peaks and played a role in promoting mountaineering in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Today, Alija Izetbegović's legacy lives on in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he is remembered as a visionary leader and a symbol of the country's struggle for independence and peace.

Izetbegović was born into a Bosniak family in Šamac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His father was a prominent lawyer and his mother was a homemaker. Izetbegović's upbringing was marked by a strong sense of Bosniak identity and his experiences during World War II had a profound impact on his worldview.

In addition to his political career, Izetbegović was also an accomplished author and thinker. His book "The Islamic Declaration" was a controversial work that called for the establishment of an Islamic state in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite the controversy surrounding the book, Izetbegović's political career was characterized by a commitment to religious pluralism and political democracy.

After stepping down as President of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996, Izetbegović remained active in political and intellectual circles. He continued to advocate for peace and reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and also wrote extensively on a variety of topics, including Islam, democracy, and human rights.

In recognition of his contributions to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Izetbegović was awarded numerous honors and awards throughout his life, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Today, he is remembered as a statesman, intellectual, and mountaineer who played a critical role in shaping the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 20th century.

He died in cardiovascular disease.

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