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Bekor Ashot
Birth name Ashot Hmayaki Ghulyan
Nickname Bekor (Shard)
Born 1959
Died August 24, 1992(1992-08-24)
Place of birth Baku, Azerbaijan SSR,  Soviet Union
Place of death Kichan, near Mardakert ,
Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh.svg Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Allegiance Armenian
Years of service 1991-1992
Rank military leader
Battles/wars Nagorno-Karabakh War
  • Hero of Artsakh
  • Military Cross
  • Liberation of Shushi medal

Ashot Hmayaki Ghulyan also known as Bekor (Shard)[1] (1959, Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union — August 24, 1992, Kichan, near Mardakert) was an Armenian military leader during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. He is awarded by the Hero of Artsakh honorary title.[2]


Being a worker from Stepanakert, he dedicated himself to the movement for self-determination of Nagorno-Karabakh since late 1980s. He was an underground activist and partisan leader of self-defense movement. In 1991 Bekor was wounded in Hadrut region, then participated during the captures of Khojaly and Shusha.

Bekor fought in a number of battles in Askeran, Hadrut, Shahumyan, Karkijahan, Verin Shen, Dashalty, Lachin and several others.

He was first to enter Shusha in 1992 after its capture. His friend, Armen Danielyan, says that as a Commander Bekor was very attentive to the needs of all the men.[1] A school in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is named after him.[3]


  • Military Cross,
  • Liberation of Shushi medal


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