A native of Sissian, Armenia, Sahyan completed
his studies in Baku and served in the Soviet Navy during World War II. He is the
author of numerous volumes of poetry: On the Banks of Vorodan (1946), Sail
(1947), The Rainbow in the Steppes (1953), In Flight (1955), Armenia in Songs
(1962), The Song of Stone Banks (1968), and many others.