May 16. Today's Birthdays
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 16th of May.
Orazaqyn ASKAR, a Kazakh poet, was born 84 years ago (1935-2019). Having collected Kazakh folk expressions for many years, Orazaqyn Askar published two books containing 20,000 lines. For this work, he was recognized to be the best in the contest jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Literature.
Mukhamejan YETEKBAYEV, a prominent Kazakh author of collections of stories and fairy tales for children, was born 83 years ago (1936-1998).
Vladimir BOZHKO, Member of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Chairman of the Majilis, was born 70 years ago (1949). He has been awarded the Order of Aibyn (the Order of Valor), the Order of Barys, and the Medal "10th Anniversary of Astana".
Igor GONOPOLSKY, Kazakhstani stage and film director, Eminent Worker of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was born 70 years ago (1949). He made such documentary films as "Pervaya Stantsiya" ("First Station"), "Stolitsy Velikoy Stepi" ("The Capitals of the Great Steppe"), "Istoriya Budushchego" ("The History of the Future"), to name but a few.
Konstantin ZHIGALOV Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Spain, with concurrent accreditation to the Principality of Andorra, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the World Tourism Organization, was born 60 years ago (1959). He has been awarded the Order of Dostyk (the Order of Friendship), the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, two medals.
Kairat ABDYKHANOV, Prosecutor of Pavlodar region, was born 47 years ago (1972). He has been awarded various departmental medals.