20 years ago, on 9th October 1992, Taif Adzhba, along with the Abkhaz people who lived near him were led from their homes by Georgian occupying forces, sat on a bus and driven to an unknown location. To this day their loved ones know nothing certain about their fate. According to unconfirmed sources, after a long and grueling period of torture, he was shot.
It is unlikely that anyone in Abkhazia does not know at least one work of Taif Adzhba. Many of his lyrical poems have been set to music. And his verses and poems for children are considered to be some of the best in Abkhaz literature.