Chingiz Mustafayev was born on August 29, 1960 in Astrakhan region of Russia.
In 1964 he moved with his family to Baku. He graduated from the Azerbaijan Medical University in 1983, worked as a doctor in Divichinsk region, and afterwards occupied the position of the head doctor of the resort at the Institute of Civil Engineers.
He became known after his video materials, filmed during the events of January 1990. C.Mustafayev made interviews with famous people of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Ayaz Mutalibov, Raisa Gorbacheva, Galina Starovoitova and others.
With the outbreak of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, Chingiz devoted himself entirely to military journalism. He filmed the consequences of the Khojaly massacre, which occurred on the night of 26 February 1992.
He died under unclear circumstances in June 15, 1992 during the fierce fighting in the village Nakhichevanik (Nakhchivanli) of Nagorno-Karabakh