TOREMURAT BATYR TAILYBEKULY
TOREMURAT BATYR TAILYBEKULY (1821-1863) was born in modern Zhylyoi district of Atyrau oblast. He is renowned for heroic deeds in a war against Russian colonizers and Turkmen alamans. He was a companion-in-arms of such famous batyrs as Oten and Narynbai.
Toremurat's name is often mentioned in many akyn's poems. There are a lot of legends and stories about Toremurat which have been preserved till today.
Famous Kazakh kuyshi Kurmangazy devoted several kuys to Toremurat like "Toremurat", "Tas astau - tas dere", "Toremurattyn ak argymagy" etc.
He was buried not far from Kuiken Mountains.
Source: Kazakhstan, National Encyclopedia, Volume 5
Marzhan Yershu, Kulpytas, "Yegemen Kazakhstan" newspaper (31/10/2007)