His father says Farid did not like the city and wanted to live in the village.
"I once went to Baku and suggested he go with me, but he refused. When it happened, the village residents gathered near a cafe on the outskirts of the village. When the shelling started, Farid went in into the cafe, and after a second, a rocket hit the building.
Farid was always very attached to his parents. He never left the house without my or my wife's permission. People loved him, he was a very smart kid; I was truly thankful to God for such a son. Living in the countryside, he naturally took it upon himself to fetch firewood and tend to livestock."
His father says that Farid distinguished himself in the school as well.
"Teachers were quite happy with Farid. They said he is well-mannered and apt. They loved him as their own son. Every morning, I had him do pull-ups in the yard. I wanted him to do many pull-ups and grow up a tall boy. He wanted to be a police officer, and one should be tall to become one. He did sports in a club in Guzanli village (Agdam district)."
Also keen on agriculture, Farid wanted to invent a new method of increasing the livestock count and build a new barn:
"He said: I will complete my education and get the house repaired; I will increase our livestock and build a large barn. I saw he was keen in that. Although the youngest kid around, he was not at all spoiled. Whatever I as a senior, told him, he always complied.
Some 5-6 months ago, I took Farid to visit my sister in Baku. We walked around a lot. He was very well-mannered. I advised him to make good friends and have respect for seniors. I told him: the smarter you are, the more respect people will have for you. And he was like that."
Dilafat says Farid was never scared, even though the sounds of fighting were heard quite frequently not far from the village:
"Farid was quite fond of the soldiery; he wanted to fight. He was very happy to hear that our army prevails on the battlefield. When they announced on TV that Fuzuli had been liberated from the occupation, he came up running and cried out: "Dad, Fuzuli is ours again!"