Top comedian Brahmanandam surprised Ali by felicitating him in his house. Brahmanandam sprang this surprise as Ali was conferred Honorary Doctorate by an NGO ACADEMY OF UNIVERSAL GLOBAL PEACE. Brahmanandam speaking on the occasion said “Ali is like my brother. I am very happy that he got this doctorate. There are many comedians in the industry who are very talented and do good work. I hope Ali’s doctorate is the first of many more to come”, .
Ali who turned emotional said “I feel very happy to receive this warm appreciation from Brahmanandam garu". Sunil, Brahmaji, Posani Krishna Murali, Sreenivasa Reddy, Gundu Hanumanthu Rao, Krishna Bhagawan and others graced the occasion.