Dariga Nazarbayeva confirms deaths of her son

Dariga Nazarbayeva confirms deaths of her son

Dariga Nazarbayeva, former speaker of Kazakhstan’s Senate and a daughter of the country’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has confirmed the death of her son Aisultan.

"My family is grieving about the death of our dear Aisultan. And in this very difficult moment, we hope that people will demonstrate understanding and respect to our irreparable loss," she wrote on Sunday on the Facebook account of the Nursultan Nazarbayev Fund she head.

Zakon.kz, a news portal, reported on Sunday that Aisultan had died, presumably of a heart failure, last night in London at the age of 29.

According to zakon.kz, Aisultan graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in 2010 and worked for Kazakhstan’s main intelligence department for one year since 2012.