Jivan Abrahamyan was born on 6 July 1961 in Yerevan. He Served in the USSR Armed Forces in Afghanistan and was awarded the Medal of Courage. He was the commander of the 1st squad of the Armenian Internal Affairs Ministry’s Special Regiment. Abrahamyan actively participated in the self-defence and liberation battles of Ararat (Yeraskh), Noyemberyan, Tavush, Kapan, Vardenis, Sisian, Goris districts of Armenia and Shahumyan district of NKR. In summer of 1991, he arrived in Shahumyan. Supported by the Soviet Army, the Azerbaijani special police forces entered Buzulukh and Manashid. Despite the large difference in the forces, they, however, didn’t dare to enter Erkej fearing strikes from the forested mountains of Buzkuhk and Manashid.
Jivan, running between the positions and the soldiers, was directing the battle. Such an organised resistance drove the Azeris into panic. Jivan arranged the exit from the surrounded village and took new positions on the junction of the roads between Buzkukh, Manashid and Erkej. He and his friends took position at the road leading to Shampraptuk heights and blocked it. The adversary, in trying to capture the heights, went on an offensive. On 20 July 1991, Abrahamyan, along with Nikolay Hayrapetyan and Vardan Terteryan, fell in the last battle of their lives. He was buried in Yerablur Military Cemetery National Hero of Armenia (posthumous, 20.09.1996).