Chyngyz Aitmatov (Russian: Чинги́з Тореку́лович Айтма́тов) (12 December 1928 – 10 June 2008) was a Soviet-Kyrgyz author and diplomat. He wrote in both Russian and Kyrgyz. He is a famous author in Kyrgyzstan's literature. He is known for writing the foreign language novel Jamila.
Aitmatov was first the ambassador for the Soviet Union and later for Kyrgyzstan, to the European Union, NATO, UNESCO and the Benelux countries. In 1963, he was honored with the Lenin Prize for his works in literature.
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- "Kyrgyz writer, perestroika ally Aitmatov dies," Reuters UK, 10 June 2008
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