By Nezir Aliyev

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan 

A Kyrgyz author and statesman Chingiz Aitmatov, whose fame reached beyond his country’s borders and books are read with great admiration all over the world, was born 91 years ago today.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1928 in the village of Sheker near the Chinese border in Kyrgyzstan and his father settled in Russian capital Moscow due to his father Torekul Aitmatov’s career in 1929.

He started his education life in Moscow, and had to drop out of school at the eighth grade when World War II started.

In 1942, while the men were

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