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Grave of Nurkhan Akhmetbekov.

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Mazar of Nurkhan Akhmetbekov at an altitude of 135 meters above sea level, is located in a local cemetery 2.4 kilometers north-west of the settlement of Torgai, in the Dzhangeldy district of the Kostanay region. The mazar was built in 1967.
Nurkhan Akhmetbekov was born in 1903 in the village of Zharkeshu, died on October 16, 1964 in the village of Turgay. Kazakh composer, singer, dombra player, national akyn of the Kazakh SSR (1963). Torgai land has always been famous for creatively gifted people.
Nurkhan Akhmetbekov is one of them. Born in 1903 in the village of Zharkeshu, Dzhangeldy district, composer, singer, dombra player, poet-improviser, national akyn of the KazSSR. He began to compose and write poetry from a young age.
His poems, ballads on historical themes, devoted to such well-known values as friendship, love for the native land, gained fame. No less famous Nurkhan Akhmetbekov brought his participation in aitys. In 1943, an akyn from Torgai was recognized as the winner of the first republican aitys.
The most famous aityses are with Sat Yesenbaev and Maitash Smagulova. Dastans Akhmetbekova - "Esimseri", "Karga" talk about real events in the Torgai steppe. Nurkhan Akhmetbekov is the author of dastans based on the oriental tales "A Thousand and One Nights" - "Kamarlyzaman", "Alban Zhuparkhanym", kuev, "June Tolkyny", "Zhenis".
The dastan “Kulandam” (1934) tells about a terrible famine in the Kazakh steppes in 1932 - 1933.
In the works "Amangeldy", "Battle of Urpek" he described the national liberation uprising led by A. Imanov in 1916. In 1952, he was awarded the Republican literary prize named after Abay. For the dastan "Zhasauyl kyrgyny" Akhmetbekov was awarded the State Prize of Kazakhstan (1963).
Nurkhan Akhmetbekov is the initiator of the creation and head of the First Regional Interdistrict Theater. From 1945 to 1950 he worked as the director of the Amangeldy Imanov Museum in Torgai. From 1951 to 1955 - Chairman of the Torgai aul council.
A secondary school, a district house of culture and a street in the village of Torgai are named after Nurkhan Akhmetbekov.
Geographical coordinates of Nurkhan Akhmetbekov burial: N49°39'05.28" E63°28'59.69"


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