Nazarbayev commented on death of his grandson for first time

The first president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev for the first time commented on the death of his grandson Aisultan Nazarbayev in documentary film “Strokes for a portrait. Personal” of the TV channel “Khabar”.

“Unfortunately, this year we lost one grandson, who was very similar to me. I am very sorry about this grandson, who left so early,” Nazarbayev said. According to him, the grandson was treated in Moscow and London. “One could not send him anywhere, but it was impossible to keep him, he was already a slave to this business, he could not stop,” he shared.

Aisultan Nazarbayev passed away in London in August 2020. He was 29 years old. Aisultan was the son of the eldest daughter of the former leader of Kazakhstan Dariga Nazarbayeva and the late Rakhat Aliyev.

In July 2019 it was reported that Aisultan had bitten a constable in London, who tried to prevent him from committing suicide. The grandson of the first president of Kazakhstan was sentenced to a year probation, 140 hours of community service, a fine and compensation for damages of several thousand pounds, and also ordered to undergo drug addiction treatment – at least 20 sessions with a narcologist.