Alexander Basilaia – well known Georgian Composer, an author of many Estrada songs and
Musical theatre, director of an ensemble “Iveria” and people’s artist of Georgia, was born in
1942, 11 th of March, in Tbilisi. In 1967, he graduated from Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Music
Academy. Since 1963 he has worked for Georgian State Concert Hall as a pianist-accompanist.
Starting from 1963, he directed and lead the ensemble “Iveria”. He is buried at Didube
Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures.