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

Musicians

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)