Georgian music stars died at age 45

Here are 2 famous musicians from Georgia died at 45:

Giorgi Eliava

Giorgi Eliava (January 13, 1892 Sachkhere-July 10, 1937 Tbilisi) was a Georgian personality.

He was a prominent scientist, microbiologist and the founder of the first Georgian scientific school of microbiology. Eliava is best known for his pioneering work on phages and the development of phage therapy, a method of using bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections. His research on phages led to the establishment of the Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages in Tbilisi, which continues to be a world-renowned center for phage research and therapy. In addition to his scientific accomplishments, Eliava was also involved in politics and was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Georgia. He was arrested during Stalin's Great Purge in 1937 and executed shortly thereafter. Eliava is remembered as a national hero in Georgia for his contributions to science and his sacrifice in the struggle against Soviet oppression.

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Khadija Gayibova

Khadija Gayibova (May 24, 1893 Tbilisi-October 27, 1938 Baku) a.k.a. Khadija Osman bey qizi Gayibova or Khadija Muftizadeh was a Georgian pianist and teacher.

Khadija Gayibova hailed from a prominent Azerbaijani family in Tbilisi, Georgia. She received her musical education from the Tbilisi Conservatory, where she trained under renowned pianist and composer, Professor Nikolai Tcherepnin. Gayibova also studied under the tutelage of legendary Russian pianist, Alexander Scriabin.

After completing her studies, Gayibova became a prominent pianist and piano teacher. She performed in numerous concerts and recitals in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and other parts of the Soviet Union. Apart from her performing career, Gayibova was well-known for her contributions to music education in Azerbaijan. She taught at the Azerbaijan State Conservatory and trained several generations of talented pianists.

Despite her contributions to music, Gayibova fell victim to the Stalinist purges in Soviet Azerbaijan. She was accused of being a member of an anti-Soviet nationalist organization and was arrested in 1937. After a year of imprisonment and torture, she was sentenced to death by firing squad and executed in 1938. It was only in the 1950s that Gayibova's name was cleared of the allegations, and her contributions to Azerbaijani music were recognized posthumously.

She died caused by execution by firing squad.

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