June 28, 1961, Alma-Ata met at the airport a coffin with the body of MOAuezov, delivered from Moscow; were met by relatives and friends, among whom were Dinmukhamed Kunayev and Kanysh Satpayev.
Farewell passed in the Theater of opera and ballet named after Abai.
The funeral took place at the Central Cemetery.
With the writer, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Kanysh Satpayev, Sabit Mukanov, Gabiden Mustafin, Kenen Azerbaev said goodbye.
Auezov M.O. -- Kazakh writer, playwright, Chairman of the Union of writers of Kazakhstan, academician of the Kazakh SSR, Honored worker of science of Kazakh SSR. Kunaev D.A. -- state and public figure, the 1st Secretary of the Communist party of Kazakhstan, three times Hero of Socialist Labor. Satpaev K.I. -- doctor of geological-mineralogical Sciences, Professor, academician of the Kazakh SSR, academician of the USSR, scientific and public figure. Mukanov S.M. -- Kazakh writer, poet, social activist, academician, Chairman of the Union of writers of Kazakhstan (1936-1937, 1943-1952). Mustafin G. -- Kazakh writer and public figure, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. Azerbaev K. -- Kazakh akyn and Zhyrau, singer, composer, member of the Union of Soviet writers and the Union of composers of the USSR, the people's akyn of Kazakh SSR, Honored art worker of the Kazakh SSR.