Murat Auezov is a Kazakh public figure, cultural expert, PhD in Philology, a member of the PEN club of Kazakhstan, was an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the People's Republic of China.
Murat Auezov was born on January 1, 1943, in the village Merke of Dzhambul area.
He is an illegitimate (but officially recognized) son of the classic of the Kazakh literature Mukhtar Auezov and Fatima Gabitova, the widow of Ilyas Zhansugirov.
In the period 1959-1965 Murat studied in the Institute of Oriental languages (Moscow State University) on the chair of the Chinese philology; got Ph.D. dergee.
Worked as a research associate in Alma-Ata Institute of Philosophy and Right of the Academy of Science of Kazakh SSR.
In 1990 he was elected to the post of the People's Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of Kazakh SSR.
In December, 1992 among the first ambassadors of independent Kazakhstan he was appointed as an ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the People's Republic of China.
Worked as the Managing director of National library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a President of Soros-Kazakhstan fund, the Editor-in-Chief of the Kazakhfilm film studio.
Since 2008 - a President of «Mukhtar Auezov's Fund» public fund.