K Chandrasekhar Rao the Chief Minister of Telangana and P Vijayan the IPS officer has been awarded Popular Choice Award at the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014. They have been awarded for their distinguished work in their respective fields. Popular Choice Award of CNN IBN Indian of the year 2014 went to Telangana Chief Minister Sri. K. Chandrashekar Rao. The CM is lauded with this award for the popularity gained in public life and his yeomen service to Telangana movement. On behalf of the Chief Minister at New Delhi the award was received by TRS MP K. Keshava Rao.
The CNN IBN awards was introduced in 2006 and this is the ninth edition of the same. CNN IBN awards are adhered to a robust procedure in selecting the awardees finalized by a Jury. Deepak S Parekh, Soli Jehangir Sorabjee, Kiran Karnik Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair, and Tennis Ace Leander Paes are includes in a group of distinguished personalities as a Jury