Macedonian-Bulgarian member of the Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization.
He became interested in the Macedonian liberation movement after he met Bulgarian insurgents who had been involved in the Kresna-Razlog Uprising.
He was killed during the 1903 Ilinden–Preobrazhenie Uprising.
He was born into a poor family in Kozitsa, a town that was then part of the Ottoman Empire.
He and Bulgarian author, Hristo Botev, were both anti-Ottoman revolutionaries.