October 28. 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 28th of October.
Sultanmakhmut Toraigyro v, outstanding Kazakh poet, democrat, was born 126 years ago (1893-1920) in Kzyl-Tau district of Kokshetau region. Sultanmakhmut was educated at medrese in Bayanaul (1908-1910). He was one of the leading editors of Aikap magazine. Sultanmakhmut's essays and poems were published in this magazine. In 1914, he published Kamar Sulu novel, one of the most significant works in Kazakh literature in prerevolutionary period. Sultanmakhmut Toraigyrov died of tuberculosis in 1918 at the age of 26.
Writer, translator and publicist
Gerold Belger was born 85 years ago (1934) in Saratov region (Russia). He is a graduate of the Abay Kazakh Pedagogical Institute. In 1958-1960 he worked as a teacher in Baikadam village of Zhambyl region. In 1963-1964 Belger contributed to Zhuldyz journal. Since 1992 he worked as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Fenix (Phoenix) magazine which was published in German. Belger authored over 40 books and translated works by Beimbet Mailin, Khamza Yessenzhanov, Abdizhamil Nurpeissov, Abish Kekilbayev, Dukenbay Doszhanov from Kazakh into Russian. He also translated some German poets and writers into Russian such as Ernst Kontschak, Nelli Wakker etc. Belger was awarded Parasat Order, B.Mailin Prize by the Kazakhstan Union of Writers, Peace and Spiritual Accord Prize by the President of Kazakhstan and PEN-Club award (1996). On February 7, 2015 Gerald Belger died in Almaty at the age of 81.
Soviet and Kazakh singer
Roza Rymbayeva was born 62 years ago (1957). She is a singer, lecturer, professor, the People's Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1986), laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2004) and honored singer of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Roza Rymbayeva was born in Semiplatinsk region. She is a graduate of the Zhurgenov Institute of Arts. From 1976 to 1979 she was a soloist of Gulder («Flowers») youth pop ensemble. In 1979 she joined Arai pop band, managed by her husband Taskyn Okapov. Since 1979 till present Roza Rymbayeva has been a soloist of Kazakhconcert. Her repertoire includes songs by Kazakh and foreign composers, along with the works by modern composers she performs national songs.