February 12. Today's Birthdays
ASTANA. KAZINFORM Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 12th of February.
Zaurbek RAIBAYEV, a Kazakh ballet dancer, ballet master, People's Artist of the Kazakh SSR, was born 87 years ago (1932-2011). He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor, the Order of Kurmet. Raibayev was a two-time winner of the All-Union Ballet Competition. He was also Honored Arts Worker of the Kazakh SSR, Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR, and Laureate of the Kazakh SSR State Prize.
Marat BARMANKULOV, the founder of Kazakhstan's television journalism, was born 82 years ago (1937-2000).
Yeskendir KHASSANGALIYEV, a prominent Kazakh composer, singer (lyric baritone), People's Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1984) was born 79 years ago (1940).
Madiyar KOZHAKHMET, Deputy Governor of North Kazakhstan region, was born 35 years ago (1984). He has been awarded the Order of Kurmet and the Medal "The 10th Anniversary of the Parliament of Kazakhstan".