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Mukhtar Shakhanov (Kazakh: Мухтар Шаханов, Muhtar Shahanov) (born 2 July 1942 in Otrar, Kazakhstan) [1] is a prominent Kazakh writer, lawmaker, and the Kazakh ambassador to Kyrgyzstan. He is also a Member of Parliament for Majilis, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Zhalyn.

Mukhtar Shakhanov
Kazakh: Мұхтар Шаханов
Muhtar Shaxan Kazak poet.jpg
Born (1942-07-02) 2 July 1942 (age 77)
Otrar, Kazakhstan

Well known in Kazakhstan for his articles, which raised public awareness of the need for the protection of the Aral Sea has earned him worldwide recognition [2] and leading the commission [3] on Jeltoqsan tragedy. [1][2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Persons. Parliament of Republic of Kazakhstan
  2. ^ a b Adult Award Winner in 1992. Global 500 Forum Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Kazakhstan cautiously marks 20th anniversary of anti-Soviet protests.[permanent dead link] MSN Japan THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS

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