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Kaysenov Kasym

Kaysenov Kasym

Kaysenov Kasym
Kasym Kaysenov – a Kazakh poet - was born on April 23, 1918 in an Asu Bulak aul, East Kazakhstan area in a family of the simple worker. In 1934 he entered the political and educational technical school in Ust-Kamenogorsk. After graduation in 1939 Kaysenov was sent to military and intelligence school which he finished in 1941. In November of the same year K.Kaysenov was sent to the echelon of the Southwest front. Kaysenov took part in fights in the territory of Moldova and Ukraine, Czechoslovakia and Romania. He returned home after vacation of the Soviet land from fascist aggressors at the beginning of 1945, and worked in the office of Presidium of the Supreme Council of KazSSR, then worked as a vice-chairman of executive committees of Dzhuvalinsk and Sverdlovsk regions of Zhambyl area.

Being partisan and veteran, Kaysenov was an editor for a long time, a deputy editor of Zhazushy and Kaynar publishing houses. In 1954 his first book Young guerrillas was published. That’s how Kaysenov started his literary activity that was on heroic and patriotic subjects. His well-known poems Ilko Vetryak, Iz kogtei smerti (From death claws), Malchik v tylu vraga (The boy in the back of the enemy), Na Dnepre (On the Dnepr) are translated into Russian and Ukrainian languages.

Kasym Kaysenov was awarded the II degree of the Bogdan Khmelnytsky awards, the I and the II degrees of Patriotic war awards, the Medals Partisan of the Patriotic War and so on. He was awarded the title of the National hero of Kazakhstan (Halyk Kakharmany), the B. Momyshuly medal of the Union of writers of Kazakhstan, the winner of the A.Fadeev International award.