Legendary US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for creating 'new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition'. 

75-year-old Dylan is the first songwriter to win the prestigious honour for literature, and also the first American to win it after Toni Morrison. 

As soon as the announcement was made, Twitter exploded with congratulations and wishes from fiends, fellow musicians and fans 


George Harrison, Beatles 

Zeeshan Zaidi, Musician 

Indian Artistes 

A.R. Rahman, Musician  

Pritish Nandy, Filmmaker/Journalist/Activist

Vishal Dadlani, Musician 

Rishi Kapoor, Actor 

Atul Kasbekar, Photographer 

Shobhaa De, Novelist and Columnist  

Rajdeep Sardesai, Journalist 

Adnan Sami, Singer 

Suhel Seth, Columnist 

Editors' Speak

Pamela Paul, Editor, New York Times Book Review 

Nicholas Thompson, Former Senior Editor, The New Yorker 

Yoni Applebaum, Bureau Chief, Washington, The Atlantic 

Politically Correct 

Vasundhara Raje, CM Rajasthan 

Monica Lewinsky, activist and former White House intern 

Milind Deora, MP and former Union Minister

Nirupama Rao, Former Indian External Affairs Secretary 

(Feature Image Source: Twitter)