YEREVAN, May 22, /ARKA/. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan sent a letter of congratulations to famous French singer of Armenian origin, Charles Aznavour, in connection with his 90th birth anniversary which, particularly, runs as follows:
“Dear Charles, I heartily congratulate you on the occasion of your 90th birth anniversary. You are a great artist, a great Armenian and a great person. Each meeting with you is a great event for us. We are proud to be your contemporaries and to enjoy your presence, your songs and words. I am very impressed by your splendid jubilee concert in Yerevan.
Congratulating you once again on your glorious jubilee, I wish you – the most famous Armenian in the world – good health and many successes in your creative life, as well as in your social and political activities.”
The legendary singer who is 90 today has been wooing audiences for an incredible 81 years in a career stretching back to 1933. He was born as Shahnour Aznavurjan in Paris on May 22, 1924.
His parents were immigrants who had escaped the Armenian genocide carried out by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 in which more than one million people died. Aznavour is the man of 1,000 songs.
He wrote his first in 1941 when the Nazis were occupying Paris. -0-