Dimapur, Aug 5: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, chief minister TR Zelaing and Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio have expressed shock and grief at the demise of Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI) president Hokivi Chishi, who passed away at a private hospital in Dimapur on Friday.
In a condolence message, the Governor described late Hokivi as a person who worked for the upliftment and welfare of the business community. “He was a renowned social worker and a philanthropist whose works will always be cherished and remembered by all. His demise is not only a loss to the Sumi community but the Nagas as a whole,” Acharya stated.
While conveying his condolences to bereaved family members, the Governor also prayed to grant them solace and strength.
Chief minister Zeliang, in his condolence message, described Hokivi as a well established businessman, an entrepreneur, a social worker and an upright Naga leader.
He said late Hokivi had sacrificed his prime time working for the welfare of not only the Sumi community but the Nagas in general. However, as they say, the one who is adored the most by God is the one who achieves eternal life, Zeliang said and prayed that the almighty God grant peace and solace to the bereaved family members and for the departed soul to rest in peace.
MP Rio expressed shock to hear of the untimely and sudden demise of Hokivi Chishi.
Recalling his personal interactions over the years with late Hokivi, Rio said he found him to be a committed and sincere young leader who involved himself in various social and political activities, especially at the grassroots level.
Rio said late Hokivi, a recognized personality, always displayed a tireless zeal to work for the people particularly the weaker sections. Late Hokivi was connected with the people and emphasized on empowerment of the youth and the business community of the state’s commercial hub, he added.