Avedis Aharonian–known in Armenian literature as the "Singer of Armenian pain," was a political activist and represented the First Republic of Armenia in the Peace Talks following World War I. He signed the Treaty of Sevres on behalf of the Republic of Armenia.
Aharonian suffered a stroke in 1934 while delivering a speech to the Armenian community in Marseilles–France. The stroke caused the loss of most of his abilities–including the ability to speak and write. The famous writer lived in that state for 14 years and passed away on April 20–1948. Avedis Aharonian’s funeral procession was filmed.
On the 58th anniversary of Aharonian’s death–the Hairenik Association converted the film into digital format. The 10 minute film is available on Hairenik Online TV’s website. To watch the clip–visit www.haireniktv.com.