For me, Yervand Manaryan represented the image of an Armenian intellectual. This is what Head of the State Supervision Service (powers are temporarily suspended) Davit Sanasaryan told Armenian News-NEWS.am during the Requiem Service for People’s Artist of the Republic of Armenia Yervand Manaryan today.
According to him, he remembers Manaryan not only by the roles he played as an actor, but also by the person he was and his stance as a citizen. “He never left the people alone and would always talk to the people. I can’t think of anyone else like him.”
Sanasaryan added that Manaryan would always stand by the people’s side during difficult times.
“This is a great lesson for those who can try to be like Yervand Manaryan. I can recall many films and plays he has starred in, but the most important thing is to remain a human being,” Davit Sanasaryan concluded.