85th birthday of Chingiz Aitmatov
Today is the 85th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet and Kyrgyz author writer, Chingiz Aitmatov, who was born in 1928 and died in 2008.
Aitmatov was born in the village of Sheker. His parents wanted him to receive the best education and taught him Russian language and literature. When Aitmatov was 24, he published his first short stories in the Kyrgyz language, and three years later the writer published his well-known narrative Jamila, TASS reports.
In 1980, Aitmatov created his first and most famous novel, 'The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years', and 1988 saw his second novel 'the Scaffold'.