Condolences to the family and friends of prominent architect and public figure Shot-Aman Valikhanov

Telegrams and letters

It is with deep sorrow that the First President of Kazakhstan learned of the passing away of the Laureate of the State Prize and co-author of the State Emblem of independent Kazakhstan Shot-Aman Idrisovich Valikhanov.

The message reads, in part:

“Shot-Aman Idrisovich possessed multi-faceted talents and gifted intellect, worked hard and contributed significantly to the development of the national architecture.

He led the creative group of Kazakh architects who had constructed the Monument of Independence in Almaty. He also was an author of numerous cultural monuments and architectural works that had become the cultural heritage of our country. All his life he had taught many talented students and had left a number of research works. I believe the memory of him will live on forever in the hearts of our people.”