He was born in Luk, Prespa region. His father died when Jani was very
young and as the oldest boy he was the protector of the family. During
the time of the Nazi occupation he was responsible to EPON in his village.
After the Varkiza agreement he continued to work with the same enthusiasm
for the ideals of EPON, for the liberation of the people. Because of
that activism he was followed by the fascist forces and forced to take
the path to the mountains.
With bitterness he left his devastated mother and little brothers.
Leaving the house, he told his mother "Do not worry mother, the
day of liberation will come quickly." And true enough, the DAG
fighters from Vich closed down the police station after a short time
and liberated Luk and Prespa. Jani's mother, along with all of the people
of Prespa, believed that liberation for all would not be far away.
Jani served in the EPON company of the 18th brigade and took part
in many battles as a corporal. In one battle he was wounded and did
not want to go to the hospital. Finally he did go but even before his
wound healed over he returned to the 18th brigade and was killed as
a military commander of the EPON company in 1948
From: For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom
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For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters