Kazakhstan, Astana / corr. Trend K. Konirova/ Asanali Ashimov, the people artist of Kazakhstan, favorite of the Kazakhstani people, became father at the age 70, the special correspondent of Trend in Astana said. His wife gave birth to a son who was named Asanali, in his father's honor. The newborn weighs 3 kg 865 grams. The mother and baby feel good, the Kazakhstani press said. Six years ago, the artist's wife had also given birth to a daughter. Asimov also has two adult sons. Sagi Asimov, actor's younger son, followed his father's footsteps and starred in a film "Chokan's road." However, his life was cut short at 40.
Asanali Ashimov, the people's artist of Kazakhstan, is famous not only in his own republic, but also in the whole of the former USSR. He starred in films including "End of Ataman, Trans-Siberia Express" and in a feature film on the well-known Kazakhstani epoch "Kiz Jibeck"