Hamo Sahyan was born in the village of Lori, Syunik region. In 1937 graduated from Baku’s two-year Armenian Pedagogical Institute. He participated in the Great Patriotic War. He has worked in a number of newspapers and magazines. In 1965-1967 he was the chief writer of the “Literary newspaper”. H. Sahyan’s poems have been published since the 30s, but he received universal recognition thanks to the poem “Nairyan Dalar Bardi” written at the front, which is characterized by an emotional outburst and the immediacy of longing for the country of Armenia.
Hamo Sahyan’s first book, a collection of poems “On the edge of Vorotan”, was published in 1946. In 1972 H. Sahyan’s collection “Open Sesame” was published, for which he was awarded the State Prize in 1975. He translated works of A. Pushkin, S. Yesenin, G. Lorka and some works of other poets. In 1998 the collection of unpublished poems of Hamo Sahyan “Don’t leave me without attention” was published posthumously. He was awarded a number of state orders. He died on July 17, 1993 in Yerevan. On April 14, 2014, on the occasion of the poet’s 100th birthday, a House-museum was opened in his native village of Lori.