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Tigran Karapetyan

Tigran Karapeti Karapetyan (Armenian : Տիգրան Կարապետի Կարապետյան, 16 May 1945 – 21 October 2021 [1] ) was an Armenian politician and the chairman of the People's Party. He was also the owner of a private television company named ALM which operated from 2002 to 2011. [2]

Karapetyan was the founder of a small, populist political party which he founded after making his fortune in Russia. He appeared on his television station on a daily basis and his "folksy demeanour" was popular with working class and rural Armenians. [3]

Tigran Karapetyan lost multiple elections and announced his disappointment of people in an incident in 2011 in Yerevan. [4] He was popular for his charities to people of vulnerable groups. He was the author of a popular song "flowers" (ծաղիկներ), which he sang live on his own TV. [5]

He died in October 2021, at the age of 76, from COVID-19, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia. [6]

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References

  1. "Скончался глава «АЛМ Холдинга» Тигран Карапетян".(in Russian)
  2. "Tigran Karapetyan has died". Iravaban.net. 21 October 2021.
  3. Emil Danielyan; Hovannes Shoghikian (20 January 2011). "Armenian TV Owner Escalates Dispute With Government". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty . Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  4. Tigran Karapetyan Considers that He’s Not Worthy of ‘This Less Number of People’ https://epress.am/en/2011/05/05/tigran-karapetyan-considers-that-hes-not-worthy-of-this-less-number-of-people.html
  5. ALM Tigran Karapetyan-Caghikner , retrieved 18 September 2022
  6. "Armenia political party leader Tigran Karapetyan dies". News.am. 21 October 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2021.