Gara Garayev's ancestors on father's genus - Faradge Haji Gara
oglu (surname - Garayev comes from here) originated from Fatmai,
a small settlement in Absheron peninsula situated near to Baku.
Isgender bay Akhundov - Gara Garayev's grandfather on mother's
genus, belonged to erstwhile-known Shemaha generation. His wife
Zuleykha belonged to famous, but improverished family of the
Bayramalibayovs. Both families, which subsequently became related,
by the beginning of the XXth century had represented a democratic
layer of the Baku intelligency possessing not too big prosperity.
Members of this family left the memory as people of lively wit,
sociable and hospitable, extremely far from any mercantile promptings,
inclined to be content with intellectual and art values more
than material ones.
father -Abulfaz Faradge Garayev (1885 - 1952)
Gara Garayev's father, distinguished scientist and specialist
on child affections (he graduated from Medical Institute in
Odessa) in Azerbaijan was very famous authority as practical-diagnostician
even till the revolution, then as a theorist.
His long-term pedagogical activity at Azerbaijan State Medical
University and as a head of Scientific-research Institute on
maternity and childhood protection educated not only one generation
of the doctors, who remember their teacher with proud and love.
After A.F.Garayev's death in 1952 his name was appropriated
to Child Affections Clinic attached to Azerbaijan State Medical
Sona Isgender Garayeva - Gara Garayev's mother (1898-1971)
Sona was one of those few Azerbaijaniani women, who were able
to get spacious education even before revolutionary decade.
Her progressively conceiving parents overstepped through interdictions
of religion, and in her 14 age Sona entered the school of Baku
Subsequently she graduated from Baku section of "Saint Nina
Institution". This talented girl was trained to play the piano,
In her early age Sona poetized in native language penetrated
with patriotism, civic consciousness and bitterness feelings
for the people who lived in darkness and injustice with the
faith of blessedness of the country which was to come.