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May 28. Today's Birthdays

28 May 2020 08:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 28th of May, Kazinform reports.


Yestai Berkimbaiuly (1868 -1946) is the outstanding composer, merited worker of arts of Kazakh SSR, singer, akyn, one of the first members of the Composers’ Union of Kazakhstan.

Born in Akkol village, Pavlodar region. Since little boy played dombra and sand songs. At 20 he met well-known Birzhan Sal and Akan Seri. Almost a year he accompanied Birzhan Sal in his travels, in 1889 became Akan Seri’s apprentice.

He wrote lots of songs such as Maida Konyr, Zhurekte, Malike, Omir, Konyr Zhel, Dunie, Shokkara agash. Khornal song brought him nationwide fame.

In 1946 he got sick, died in Aktogai district. His grave, located in Aktogai district in Pavlodar region, 4 km southwards Mutkenov village, was included into the list of monuments of history and culture of Kazakh SSR and placed under state protection.

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