Born in 1959 on March 5 in Ararat village of Ararat marz. 1979 graduated from Yerevan Institute of Physical Culture. 1979-1983 worked as a physical education teacher in the secondary school of his native village. 1983-1986 was the secretary of the commercial organization of the Ararat cement factory. 1986-1989 worked in the editorial office of “Garun” magazine as the head of the publicity department..
1990-1992 He was the commander of “Yerkrapah” volunteer groups, and also the chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs of the RA Supreme Council..
1992-1993 The first Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, adviser on defense issues of the President of the Republic of Armenia, representative of the President of the Republic of Armenia in the border regions of the Republic of Armenia. 1993-1995 Minister of State of RA. 26.07.1995-25.05.1999 again Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia..
1999 RA Prime Minister since June 11. 1999 on October 27 in the RA NA session hall. Buried in “Yerablur” military pantheon. Hero of Artsakh (1998)..
Awarded the “Golden Eagle” Order. National hero of Armenia (27.12.1999, posthumous). His role in the establishment of the Armenian National Army is undeniable. It also played a big role in the creation of Armenian statehood. the people gave him the nickname “Sparapet”. 2000 ..
Streets, schools, military institute of the RA Ministry of Defense, military units were named after him in RA and NKR.