Originally from Azerbaijan, Balakishi (Oct 17, 1952- Aug 6, 2017) lived a full life while continuously seeking a knowledge as a teacher, scientist- head of a chemistry lab and a husband/father. He touched upon and positively impacted many lives during his life journey. He passed away from this world on August 6th, 2017. He is survived with his wife- Mehriban, and three adult children (Taqi, Lale, Ziya). He said: I have studied a lot, but what I know is very little. May Allah’s mercy be upon him.