Tanas was born in the village of Smrdesh - Kostursko in 1920 to a farming
family. He was one of the first who were organized into the ranks of
the national liberation front of Greece - EAM. He worked with faith
and dedication for the people and the party and was among the first
to join the partisans of ELAS and through his work became leading commander.
He was killed together with three comrades on 2 September 1945 in Enidzhe-Vardarska
region surrounded by a unit of monarcho-fascists. The body of Tanas
was taken to Enidzhe-Vardar.
From: For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom
For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters