Demirovski, Ajri (1927 - 2009), author of the song "Bitola, my native city". He was born in Bitola. After the liberation Ajri Demirovski was the first student from Bitola who was sent to the Graphical school in Zagreb to study the printing craft.
But, he never worked as a printer in Bitola. He was employed at Radio Bitola as a guard where he had an unusual opportunity regularly to listen to the most popular Bitola and Macedonian singers in flesh. It made him think about the creation of new Macedonian music. Ajri Demirovski composed over fifty songs. His most popular ones are: "Marice beautiful girl"," Somewhere mother near Bitola", "You only surprise me Cveto", "I dreamed you Mare yesterday"," Whom do you Dano dress up for", "My day is coming to leave far away", and many others, which are thought to be folk song, since they have generally been accepted and sang. And certainly the most famous among them all is "Bitola my native city", infused with a passionate love towards his native Bitola, and which represents a music symbol of Bitola, by which Bitola is recognized and distinguished abroad. Bitola's citizens, pronounced this song to be the song of the century and thus its author Ajri Demirovski to be a honourable citizen of Bitola.
DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE FOR BITOLA
authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska ; translation in english Vesna Milevska.
NIUL "St. Clement Ohridski": Municipality of Bitola