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Georgy Kechaari

Georgy Avetisovich Kechaari was an Udi writer, educator, public figure and scientist. He was born in the settlement of Nic, in the Qəbələ Rayon of the Azerbaijan. In 1952, he went to Baku to pursue Oriental studies at the Baku State University. After finishing his studies, he returned to his native village and worked as a school teacher. Throughout his life, along with teaching, he regularly was engaged in creative outlets. Kechaari developed a primer and a program to teach the Udi language to school children. He published a number of original works and translated works into Udi. He authored many other articles and books devoted to the Udi people. Among them are Nana Oččal, a collection of writings in Udi by various authors on the Udi language, Orayin ("Spring") a collection of Udi folklore as well as the author's own writings in Udi, Buruxmux ("Mountains"), the author's writings and translation of more than 150 representatives of Azerbaijani literary works, Ocaq başında rəqs, a collection of Udi folklore in the Azerbaijani language, Udinlərdə ənənəvi toy mərasimləri also in Azerbaijani, and Shudok, a collection of short funny stories in Russian. Kechaari headed Orayin, an Udi cultural-educational society, for many years. Kechaari died in 2006 and is buried in Nic.
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