Telangana’s first Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has won the coveted Indian of the Year Award – an annual award given away by leading media house CNN-IBN.
He won this award in the Popular Choice category. Other categories included Sports, Politics, Entertainment, Business, Public Service and Global Indian.
CM KCR was nominated to this award for his relentless struggle for statehood spanning a period of 14 years. The contest involved an online poll via Facebook.
MP K Keshava Rao received the award on behalf of CM at a specially organized event last evening at New Delhi.
Telangana MP K Keshava Rao receiving the Indian of the Year Award on behalf of CM K Chandrashekar Rao from Union Minister Arun Jaitley.
Telangana MPs pose along with K Keshava Rao after the Awards Ceremony