He was born in 1912 in the sanctuary of Sunkarbai of Atbasar district of Akmola province (now Tselinograd region). After graduating, he worked as a school teacher, as an inspector of the Atbasar Raiffinot case. In 1934-1950 he worked in the Soviet party press. Later he worked at the magazines like Novaya Zhizn, Ara, Kazakh Adebieti and the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, the Republican Society “Znanie”, and he was a chief of the Kazakh Branch of the USSR Literary Fund.
He’s known as a translator. He translated into Kazakh language a lot of books by famous writers like A. P. Chekhov, O. Balzac and others.