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M.S. Dhoni | Biography, Facts, & Awards

M.S. Dhoni | Biography, Facts, & Awards

M.S. Dhoni | Biography
M.S. Dhoni | Biography

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, also known as Dhoni is a renowned Indian (batsman and wicketkeeper) cricket .who presently serves as both the captain of the Chennai Super Kings and the Indian national cricket team. During an ODI match against Bangladesh in December 2004, he made his cricket debut. Additionally, the following month against Sri Lanka, he played in his first Test match.

He is considered a cornerstone of the Indian team in all three forms of cricket. He succeeded Rahul Dravid as the one-day international captain of the Indian cricket team in 2007, and it was under his leadership that India defeated Sri Lanka and New Zealand to win their first two one-day international series.

Family Life Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Jharkhand. His father’s name is Pan Singh. He has a sister named Jayanti Gupta and a brother named Narendra Singh Dhoni. He received his education at Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Jharkhand. In his childhood, he had a keen interest in badminton and football. He played as a goalkeeper for his football team and was even asked by his football coach to try out for the district cricket team, where his wicket-keeping skills impressed everyone. After that, he became the wicket-keeper for the Commando cricket team from 1995 to 1998. Based on his performance, he was selected for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy in 1997-98. On July 4, 2010, Dhoni got married to Sakshi Singh Rawat.


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Categories: Indian personalities, Jharkhand people, National cricket team captains, Indian cricketers, Born in 1981.




On October 11, 1946, he was born in Semipalatinsk. He studied in the geophysics department of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (Almaty) after graduating from high school in 1964, but after a year he went to the Semipalatinsk Technological Institute.He was the first commander of the Semipalatinsk regional student construction detachment. He was a multiple champion of the Republic and a prize winner of All-Union competitions in freestyle wrestling, sambo and national wrestling “kazaksha kures”, and a Master of Sports of the USSR.

After graduating from the institute in 1969, he worked as a journalist in the regional newspaper, on television, in the regional Komsomol Committee, and as the deputy chairman of the city executive committee.

He started writing in 1967.

His first book of stories, “Thirst,” was published in Almaty in 1975.

From 1975-1977, he studied at the Higher Literary Courses at the Maxim Gorky Literary Institute.

From 1975-1991, he worked in the Union of Writers of the USSR as the responsible secretary for Kazakh literature.

In 1992, he created the Fund “For Children – Victims of Nuclear Tests” and began to focus on creative work.

In 1993, he created the program “Abay’s World” on the Republican TV channel “Kazakhstan.”

From 1994-96, he was an advisor to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 1995, he opened the independent cultural center “Abay’s House” in London.

In 2000, he founded the “International Abay Club” in Semipalatinsk and the journal “Amanat” – literature of the peoples of the world.

In 2012, he became the Director of the Institute of World Literature of the Peoples at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and the President of the International Abay Club.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the journal “Amanat”.

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The Moscow period of the writer’s life was creatively rich. His first book of short stories in Russian was published in Moscow by Molodaya Gvardiya publishing house in 1978 with an introduction by Daniil Granin.

The young author won the Lenin Komsomol Prize for Kazakhstan that same year for his collection of short stories and novellas, “In Search of Myself.” He won the All-Union Young Playwrights Competition Prize in 1975, and in 1982, the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Union of Writers of the USSR jointly awarded him a prize.

His novel “The Throne of Satan”, published in 1986, which tells about life in prison, brought him fame. In Moscow, in one year, the novel was published in two largest publishing houses with a circulation of two million copies. Hundreds of letters from mothers and fathers from cities and villages of the Soviet Union whose children were serving sentences, hundreds of letters from the prisoners themselves.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the writer moved from Moscow to Kazakhstan.

UNESCO designated 1995 as the Year of Abai, which took place in London. The legendary Kazakh poet, philosopher, and composer Abai’s 150th birthday was commemorated worldwide as part of a UNESCO initiative in the same year. On the eve of this significant national cultural event,

In 2000, Rolaan returned to Kazakhstan and opened the “International Club of Abai”, the journal “Amanat” – literature of the peoples of the world and its application, and a 200-volume library. In 2005, he founded the publishing house “R.S.”



2016 – Order of Dostyk II degree of the Republic of Kazakhstan [1] State Awards: 1968 – Medal “For the Development of Virgin and Undeveloped Lands”. 1969 – Certificate of Honor of the Central Committee of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Kazakhstan.

1972 – Certificate of Honor of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR.

1973 – Certificate of Honor of the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Communist Youth Union.

1986 – Order of “Sign of Honor”.


1975 – Winner of the All-Union Contest of Young Playwrights for the Best Play about a Contemporary Person. Union of Soviet Writers and the Central Committee of the VLKSM.

1978 – Winner of the Lenin Komsomol Prize of Kazakhstan.

1982 – Winner of the CPSU Central Committee and Union of Writers Prize for the novel “If You Want to Live”.

2008 – Winner of the Independent Tarlan Businessmen Prize of Kazakhstan.

Honorary Academic Titles:

Honorary Professor of the East Kazakhstan State University (2005).

Honorary Professor of the East Kazakhstan Technical University (2006).

Honorary Professor of the Semipalatinsk State University (2008).

Honorary Professor of the Kazakh-Russian University of Aktobe (2012).

Academician of the World Academy of Culture and Art (1995).

Member of the International Publishers Group “Motovun” (1995).

Honorary Citizenship:

Honorary Citizen of Santa Marina (USA, 1983).

Honorary Citizen of Semipalatinsk (1986).

Foreign State Awards:

For contribution to world culture, awarded:

“Golden Officer’s Cross” of the Republic of Poland (2006).

“Great Golden Knight’s Cross” of the Republic of Hungary (2006).

“Order of Friendship” of the Republic of Cuba (2006).

Notes The text and photo of the writer have been approved by the Institute of World Literature at al-Farabi Kazakh National University. The photographer’s name is Nazar Oralbay.

The names of the recipients of state awards in honor of the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence have been announced – News of Kazakhstan and the world today. Accessed April 21, 2018. Archived April 21, 2018.






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