In Memory of Professor Masanov: Please Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts in Comments
I am still shocked over the death of colleague and friend Nurbulat Masanov. For most of the scholars of my generation from around the world who have done research in Kazakhstan, he was a mentor and an advisor. I know that many of my colleagues are equally upset about his untimely death, and I have already received emails from scholars from Japan to the U.K. expressing shock over his sudden death. While I hope to put together a proper post on Professor Masanov over the next week as a tribute to him, I thought in the meantime I could at least encourage people to post their own memories or thoughts of him. So, please do so through the comments below. If you do not feel like posting any memories or thoughts, consider a moment of silence for him on Saturday when his funeral will take place. There is also a nice group of photos of Professor Massanov with friends and colleagues posted here.