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Abai remains a pop culture icon in Kazakhstan and his likeness transcends generations.
The legacy of Abai Kunanbaiuly is widely celebrated in Kazakhstan. One of the most famous statues to Abai is in Nur-Sultan on the street named after him.
Abai is remembered as the founding father of the Kazakh written literature and a prominent cultural reformer.
One of Abai's most famous works is
Book of Words
. It includes 45
, or chapters, written as a conversation with the reader.
Abai wrote around 170 poems and authored 56 adapted translations as well as philosophical treatises.
The great Kazakh poet, composer and philosoper, Abai Kunanbaiuly, was born on August 10, 1845 in the present day Eastern Kazakhstan's Karauyl village.