Abish Kekilbayev’s 80th Anniversary Celebrated in Capital City
The 80th anniversary of Kazakh writer, Abish Kekil-bayev, is celebrated in Nur-Sultan. Participants of the International Scientific and Theoretical Conference highlighted the writer’s influence on contemporary Kazakh literature, as well as on national ideology and spirituality.
Abish Kekil-bayev wrote dozens of books, including novels and short stories, and he also translated the works of Shakespeare, Chekhov and Tolstoy into Kazakh language.
Today he is recognized as a master of literary prose and art criticism. His works have been translated into 13 different languages. Events dedicated to the anniversary of the public and political figure will be held throughout the country until the end of the year.
“He left his mark in cinema, theatrical art and Kazakh drama. He made a huge contribution to the formation of Kazakh literature leaving the new generation an invaluable legacy. His name is recognized around the world, and it definitely carries a special meaning for Kazakhs,” said Kazakh State Secretary, Krymbek Kusherbayev.
“With all due respect, he is a very unique person and a phenomenon himself in all aspects. We are happy that on the eve of writer’s anniversary, the people have once again showed their maturity. We have proven that we are able to pay tribute and be proud of outstanding figures of our nation,” said Majilis Deputy of Kazakh Parliament, Sauytbek Abdrakhmanov.