He was born in 1936 in Yoghun Oluk, Musa Dagh.
After the deportation of the Musa Daghians, he has been
with his parents in Anjar and Aleppo, Syria. In 1949, he leaves
Aleppo for Venice, Italy, where he receives his education from
the Mkhitarian monastic compound on the island of St. Lazarus..
Zoulal Kazandjian has followed his father's footsteps, who was the
first person to publish a magazine (Gogon) in Musa Dagh.
In 1954 he returns to Aleppo and works as a teacher in the Armenian
Schools of the region. He has also taught in the Mekhitarian School
of Aleppo, and Samuel Mouradian School of Sevre, France.
Zoulal Kazandjian has worked with numerous Armenian papers,
such as "Harach", and "Pakin". Lately he has caught the attention of
Armenia's "Karoun" monthly.
Roupen Kazandjian is his pen name and his work includes the
following collections of poems:
- "Gyanke - Kouyrs", 1964.
- "Arevdzaghgi Me Nman", 1975.
- "Sharounageli", 1988.
- "Noradouz", 1992 (Award winning book in Armenia)
- "Hadendir Hye Hin Panasdeghdzoutian" Vol. 1, 1995
Zoulal Kazandjian has also been the editor
of "Kragan Tsolker", a publication for the students of Mekhitarian
Monastery on the island of St. Lazarus in Venice, Italy.
During the last decade of his life, Zoulal lived in his homeland, Armenia, where he spent
most of his time writing and editing Armenian books and publications, including an
Zoulal passed away in Nice, France, on February 24, 2009.