Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev

Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev (Kazakh: Құрманғазы Сағырбайұлы, Qūrmanğazy Sağyrbaıūly; 1823–1896)[1][2] was a Kazakh composer, instrumentalist (kobyz, dombra), and folk artist.[3] He was born in 1818 in the Bukey Horde (now Zhanakala District, West Kazakhstan Region). He is buried in the Astrakhan region of Lower Volga in today's Russian Federation.[4]

Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly
Kurmangazy 175.jpg
1998 Kazakhstan stamp, for the 175th anniversary of his birth
Died1896 (1897) (aged 73)


Sagyrbaev's mausoleum

In 1993, Sagyrbaev's image has been used on the 5 Kazakhstani tenge banknote, and on a Khazakh stamp in 1998.[1]

The Kazakh National Conservatory is officially named after Kurmangazy.[5]


  1. ^ a b Kazakhstan 5 Tenge Banknote.ws
  2. ^ Axel Frey, ed. (2005). Biographischer Index Rußlands und der Sowjetunion [Biographical Index of Russia and the Soviet Union] (in German). Walter de Gruyter. p. 1160. ISBN 9783110933369.
  3. ^ Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev Madenimura.kz Archived 2019-05-27 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Monument of Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev atyrautourism.kz Archived 2016-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Kassymova, Didar; Kundakbayeva, Zhanat; Markus, Ustina (2012). Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan. Scarecrow Press. p. 167. ISBN 9780810879836.

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