9 April 2013
President Nursultan Nazarbayev sent a telegram of condolences to the family and relatives of the famous composer, prominent statesman, public figure and owner of Kazakhstan Yenbek Yeri (Hero of Labour) Title Yerkegali Rakhmadiyev following his death.


In the telegram, the President noted that Yerkegali Rakhmadiyevich due to his many years’ work that has become a model of effective activity, made a considerable contribution to the development of national arts and culture. He composed widely performed operas and songs, was a minister of culture, and headed the country’s largest institutions of arts, in particularly the Union of Composers. He proved himself as a competent and talented manager, who shared his knowledge and experience for the benefit of the country’s development and prosperity. He has been also awarded the country’s highest state decorations for his outstanding service.

“His works will forever remain in the memory of our people,” the telegram reads, in particular.

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