From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Batyrkhan Kamalovich Shukenov (Template:Lang-kk, Template:Lang-ru; May 18, 1962, Kyzylorda, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic - April 28, 2015, Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet Kazakhstan and Russian singer, musician, saxophonist, composer, poet. Honored Worker of Arts of Kazakhstan (2010). Goodwill ambassador UNICEF of Kazakhstan (2009-2015). Co-founder and lead singer of the Kazakh-Russian pop music group A-Studio, a part of which has gained wide popularity (1987-2000). After leaving the group in autumn 2000 started his solo career.
Batyrkhan Shukenov died at age 52 in his apartment in Moscow (heart attack), Batyrkhan buried at home of Kazakhstan.
April 29, 2015 in Moscow the ceremony of farewell to Shukenov, which was attended by hundreds of people. In Alma-Ata at that time, thousands of fans gathered in the square in front of the Palace and the evening singing his songs.
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