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Friends and family mourn worthy citizen Levon Khechoyan’s death

armenpress.am07/29th/2021, 9:00

Friends and family mourn worthy citizen Levon Khechoyan’s death

The funeral of one of the brightest figures in modern Armenian prose Levon Khechoyan took place in Chamber Music Hall named after Komitas in Yerevan on January 10. Not only colleagues came to offer condolences to the writer’s relatives, but representatives of social, cultural fields, as well as political figures.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan, First President of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Leader of PAP Gagik Tsarukyan, Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan and other officials attended the burial ceremony.

Levon Khechoyan, novelist and short story writer, was born in 1955 in the village of Baralet in the Akhalkalack region of Georgia and since 1987 lived in the town of Hrazdan in the Kotayk province of Armenia.

In 1983 he graduated from the Armenian Pedagogical Institute receiving an M.A. in philology. Although he started writing as a teenager, his first works were not published until 1988 in local periodicals. His first collection of short...

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