Nursultan Nazarbayev Biography
(1st President of Kazakhstan)
Birthday: July 6, 1940 (Cancer)
Born In: Ushkonyr, Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev is a political leader and the President of Kazakhstan. Starting his career as a laborer at the Temirtau steel-works in Kazakhstan, he progressed as a technician, economist to finally become an ace metallurgic. His contribution at Karaganda Metallurgical Plant brought him great respect and proved him as a pragmatic leader, loved and respected by all. Beginning his political journey with the participation in the Communist Party of Soviet Union in 1962, he went on to become the secretary of the Kazakhstan Party and finally the President of the Republic, being honored with re-election a number of times. Having ruled Kazakhstan since the independence of the country from the Soviet Union in 1991 along with the inception of the Commonwealth of Independent States, he has been credited for most of the success of Kazakhstan. Being deeply influenced by the democratic set up of the U.S. and other western allies, he made continuous efforts to imbibe similar democratic set up in his country too. Although defamed by many as autocratic and oppressive, his judicious policies and approach has no wonder helped evolve his country into a prosperous and peaceful set up.