Senators propose to celebrate the 90th birthday of prominent Kazakh writer Sherkhan Murtaza

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Senator Abdali Nuraliyev offered to celebrate the 90th birthday of prominent Kazakh writer Sherkhan Murtaza at a high level, reports Kazinform.

The senator suggested making a documentary about the life and creative work of the writer, organizing an international conference from science to practice, naming schools in the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty after the writer, etc

“Sherkhan Murtaza devoted his whole life to the development of national culture and literature and left a rich legacy to his descendants. Member of Parliament, he wrote many articles in which he raised the acute problems of the country, land and language issues. The popularization of the writer’s works will favorably reflect on the spiritual and moral education of youth,” Abdali Nuraliev said when presenting his deputy survey to Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov.

Sherkhan Murtaza (September 28, 1932 – October 9, 2018) was a Soviet and Kazakh writer, public and political activist. He held the titles of People’s Writer of Kazakhstan (1992), Honored Worker of Culture of the Kazakh SSR (1984), Honored Worker of Culture of the Kyrgyz Republic (1995) and Laureate of the State Prize of the Kazakh SSR (1978).

His most popular works are the novels “Kara Marzhan” (Black Pearl), “Kyzyl Zhebe” (Red Arrow) and the plays “Stalinge Khat” (A Letter to Stalin) and “Besseudin Khaty” (A Letter from the Five ).