Aitmatov, Chingiz Torekulovich, writer (1928-2008). He was born in the village of Sheker, Talas Oblast. His father Torekul Aitmatov was a prominent statesman, but was arrested in 1937 and shot in 1938. His mother, Nagima Khamzievna Abdulvalieva, a Tatar by nationality, was an actress in the local theater.
After graduating from the eighth grade, he entered the Jambul Zootechnicum, from which he graduated with honors. In 1948, Aitmatov entered the Agricultural Institute in Frunze, from which he graduated in 1953. In 1952, he began to publish stories in the periodical press in the Kyrgyz language. After graduation, he worked for three years at the Research Institute of Cattle Breeding, while continuing to write and publish short stories. In 1956 he took the higher literary courses in Moscow (he graduated in 1958). In the year of graduation, his story “Face to Face” was published in the journal “October” (translation from Kyrgyz). In the same year, his stories were published in the magazine New World, as well as published a story Jamilya “, which brought world fame Aitmatov.
In 1990-1991, he was Soviet Ambassador to Luxembourg, in 1992-1994 – Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan in Russia, from 1995 to 2008 – the Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands).
He has 46 awards of different countries. He has created 17 works. 12 films were made based on his works.
Ak-Sai Gorge. Ala-Archa gorge, Chui region. The Ak-Sai River is one of the largest tributaries