1870-1934

The name of the prominent representative of the family Beyuk Aga Dilbazi is mentioned in the political affairs of the South-Caucasian Turks at the beginning of the last century especially in the case of the nationalistic party “Mudafie” (Defense).
Beyuk Aga Dilbazi is Veli Aga Dilbazi’s son. His mother Peri khanum came from the Zulkadirovs family who were considered to be influential Shamkir beks. Veli aga was a prosperous land owner of the district and Iosif Kancheli’s personal friend who at that time was a head of the Gazakh district. He owned a large horse-breeding farm which con- sisted of the best Dilbaz breed. Beyuk aga is mentioned as one of the experienced horse breeders of the district. The pedigreed horses of his herds took part in the All Russian exhibitions and were awarded with medals. 
The Bolshevist repressions of the early 30’s also affected Veli aga’s descendants. He had two sons - Hadji bey and Beyuk Aga. His daughters Peri khanum and Shakhnabat khanum were married to the representatives of the aghalar (bek) family of the Hadji-Gasumovs in the village Poylu of the Gazakh district. One of Veli aga’s son 80 year old Hadji bey(1851-1931) was executed in the course of the special op- eration of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs in February 1931 on the charges of being “a former landowner with anti soviet views who provided support for the bandits enemies of the soviet power”. Based on the sentence of the “three” his family was exiled to Kazakhstan for three years. All his property was confiscated. His son Mustafa aga Dilbazi (1899) was also exiled to Kazakhstan for five years with the confiscation of the property. Mustafa aga died in exile.
As to Beyuk Aga Dilbazi he was an educated man. He worked as a contractor at the construction of the Military-Georgian road. He owned a large horse breeding farm of the Dilbaz breed and was considered to be a real expert of horse breeding. He was also engaged in agriculture and had livestock and sheep farms.
Beyuk aga was one of those land owners who carefully fol- lowed the processes in Russia particularly in the South Cauca- sus (Transcaucasia). He was in the whirl of the events during the Armenian-Turkic conflict in the region. He was subjected to the administrative expulsion from the Gazakh district. Beyuk
aga could not return to Gazakh until the things came to normal after the arrival of 200 Kozaks from the Gorno-Mozdok regi- ment for the prevention of eth- nic conflicts. A little later Beyuk Aga Dilbazi and some other Gazakh beks such as police warrant officer Aga bek Giyasbek, Abbaskuli bek Akhundov, teacher of the Dag Kesaman college lieutenant- colonel Hadjikerim Saniev,
Gazakh notary officer Ali bek Khalilbekov, military topogra- pher lieutenant-colonel Ibragim aga Vekilov (later major-gen- eral), doctor Mamed Rza Aga Vekilov and others were involved in the case of the party “Mudafie” (“Defense”). Ac- cording to the police reports, lieutenant-colonel Ibragim aga Vekilov was elected chairman of the party and the program of the party was close to the one of the party “Difai”. The party “Mudafie” which appeared in May 1907 existed, according to some data, until 1909.
In January 1912 he was arrested again but soon released. With the beginning of the World War I the Gazakh beks became active again. The events occurring at that time can clearly be assigned to the party “Mudafie”. Actually, these were the same persons, the same line of action. The struggle 
with the Armenian terrorist groups turned out to be quite successful in the mountain villages. In January1917 Beyuk aga was among the arrested beks but soon was released by the personal order of the military governor of Yelizavetpol.
After the forced sovietization of Azerbaijan in April 1920 Beyuk aga Dilbazi lived in Gazakh under control of the relevant soviet bodies. Being a politically undesirable per- son he was sent at the end of 1930 outside the Gazakh district to Shemakha. In 1934 having fallen seriously ill he came to Baku to his son Veli aga. He died in Baku and was buried in the Chemberekend cemetery.
Beyuk aga was married to Javair khanum. Their children are Veli aga, Peri khanum, Zeynab khanum.
 

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