Lithuanian writer Antonina Mahari, the widow of prominent Armenian writer of the Soviet period Gurgen Mahari, has passed away at the age of 94 after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Antonina, who was also a member of the Writers’ Union of Armenia, had been suffering from an illness for your years and was in unconscious state several days before dying in the hospital, the union’s head, Edward Militonyan told Panorama.am.
She was living alone in poor housing conditions in an apartment in Yerevan’s Arabkir district.
“I would love to sit and write at the moment, but my hands are getting cold. Now I am writing in my mind. Come in summer, you will see how warm it is here; the summer sun enters the room, heats it,” she said in an interview with Panorama.am around three years ago.
Mrs. Antonina had warm memories of her husband. “Gurgen was a very unhappy person, that is why I loved him. He was a very dear person to me; we had been together in our hardest moments. Our love was completely different, I wanted to save him since he was dying, I wanted to take him out of the grave. You won’t understand it. I was happy with him,” she recalled.