It was a Lifetime Achievement Award for Koti at the Mirchi Music Awards. After receiving the award from the hands of K Raghavendra Rao, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh and Allu Aravind, he said that the award belonged to Raj also.
"I and Raj began our careers together. This award also goes to him. Whatever little music I know, I learnt it from my guru, Chakravarthi garu. It is those lessons that made me what I am today," a happy Koti said.
Nagarjuna said that 'Priyaragale..' from Hello Brother was one of his all-time favourites. Venkatesh thanked Koti for the hits like Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu, Nuvvu Kaku Nacchav, and Malleeswari.
SS Thaman received the award in the category of 'Album Of The Year' for Dookudu. D Suresh Babu, Anirudh, Dhanush, Mani Sharma, Shiva Mani, RP Patnaik, SA Raj Kumar, Ramana Gogula, and Manchu Lakshmi also made it to the event.