This day in history:
22 years ago the International Fund of Aral Sea Rescue was created
In 1918 as a result of armed revolt in the city Vernyi the Soviet power was set
Beket Ata (1750-1813) was born 266 years ago. He was a warrior, military commander, educator and architect.
Beket Ata was born in the city of Mangistau (today Aktau). He studied in Khwarazm in the class of Pakyrzhan Khadzh. Beket Ata built madrasas and mosques in Mangistau, Atyrau and Ustyurt regions. He provided literacy training and taught how to construct underground structures.
Beket Ata was buried in the site of Ogylandy, Mangistau. He is respected and honoured by Kazakh people. His grave is a pilgrimage site.