On March 19, 2017, Georgian society gave the last honor to the famous poet and public figure Geno Kalandia from Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral.
Hundreds of people from different parts of Georgia, including the executive and legislative authorities and representatives of government of the A/R of Abkhazia, politicians, public figures, the IDPs from Abkhazia came to say farewell to the poet.
The Acting Chair of Government of the A/R of Abkhazia, Vakhtang Kolbaia, Chair of the Supreme Council of the A/R of Abkhazia, Elguja (Gia) Gvazava, Chairman of Writers' Union of Adjara, David Tedoradze, Georgian public artist, Gogi Kavtaradze, Minisetr of Education and Culture of the A/R of Abkhazia, Dimitri Jaiani gave the farewell speeches. Letter of Condolence of His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia, Archbishop of Mtskheta-Tbilisi, and Metropolitan of Tskhum-Abkhazia was read by Father Ioane and served the funeral rite, as well.
Geno Kalandia is buried in Mtskheta at David the Builder's Church.<< Go Back