He was born on October 17, 1929 in the village of Astghashen (Dashpulag). His parents were farmers before and after the Great October Socialist Revolution. In 1936, he studied in the 7-year school of Astkhashen and graduated from the 7th grade in 1943-44. In the same year he was studied in Stepanakert Medical College, which he graduated in 1947. After graduation he worked in Stepanakert’s health care system. In 1950 he was drafted into the Soviet army. In 1953 he graduated from military service and entered the Stalingrad Medical Institute, which he graduated in 1959. In 1953 he became a member of the CPSU. From 1959 to 1961, he headed the Stepanakert regional health department. In 1965, Kagramanyan was transferred to the city of Stepanakert and was appointed chief physician of the regional hospital-polyclinic association. “He worked with great responsibility, he could not even pay full attention to his family,” said Zina (his wife).
They have three children: Armen, Arsen and Lily. “In the morning, in a hurry, I left our baby in kindergarten, left the other with my mother, and accompanied the elder to school so as not to be late for the detour, which the head doctor (my husband) personally checked.” – said his wife. He is known for his professionalism and positive human qualities. Kagramanyan opposed the proposals of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan to close the college and open a similar Azerbaijani educational institution in Shushi. He also refused to accept the Azerbaijani group to Stepanakert College, due to the lack of specialists. He continued his work in the Stepanakert’s polyclinic. The atmosphere created at the borders was dangerous, but Kagramanyan did not even think of leaving his homeland.
Later, during the war in Artsakh, when the city was bombed, he did not seek refuge outside the country. Even during the war, from one end of the city to the other, he is hurrying to help people. Artsakh people recognize Eduard Kagramanian as a qualified and well-trained neurologist who has helped hundreds of injured over the years. He was awarded the “Veteran of Labor” medal, the “Courage” medal, and diplomas from the Ministry of Health.