Dziesesielie Chielie also known as D. Sielie of Kohima Village and proprietor of ‘D. Sielie Variety Store’, one of the oldest shops in Kohima town, passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 86 years at his residence in Kohima village after a brief illness. He was a prominent figure and an active businessman of Kohima till he suffered a mild stroke in October, 2007.
According to family sources, the funeral ceremony of Dziesesielie Chielie was held at his residence on Sunday where the funeral rites were administered by Rev. Viwelie, senior pastor, Khedi Baptist Church, Kohima Village.
He is survived by four sons, three daughters and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. His wife predeceased him in 2008.