The septuagenarian leader, who has been running the Central Asian state for over two decades has touched upon the subject of his own immortality several times over the last few years.
when Roman Kim, a delegate to Kazakhstan’s People’s Assembly, who is of Korean descent, proposed that Nazarbaev stay in power until at least 2020, Nazarbaev was quick to respond with a solution.
"Maybe then you'll offer me an elixir of youth and energy,” Nazarbaev replied.
"Maybe you have such potions in Korea.... I'm willing to go on until 2020. Just find me an elixir."
In April 2011, an early election was called after a proposed referendum to extend his term to 2020 was rejected by the country’s Constitutional Council.
In lieu of an elixir, a "nar" might have to do.
-- Deana Kjuka and RFE/RL's Kazakh Service