Nobel Prize winner and a famous singer of 60s, Bob Dylan who earlier refused to receive his medal and attend the Nobel dinner has finally agreed to accept his Prize.
Dylan who rose to fame in the 60s with his song “Like a Rolling Stone” enjoys the reputation of being a notable American Civil Rights movement singer.
The Secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius announced on Wednesday 29 March that singer and songwriter Bob Dylan would receive his Nobel Diploma and Nobel Medal in Stockholm, Sweden where he is scheduled to perform in a concert, this weekend.
Sara Danius said on her blog, The Swedish Academy is very much looking forward to the weekend and will show up at one of the performances. Please note that no Nobel lecture would be held”.
“The academy has reasons to believe that taped version will be sent at a later point.”
Announcement to award Bob Dylan Nobel Prize in literature had stirred a controversy because he is a singer and songwriter, critics argued that Swedish Academy could have come up with better prose writers and poets to choose for this award.
Later, Dylan’s silence on the matter and his refusal to attend the ceremony in Stockholm had also made people mock his act, especially social media had shown up with many hilarious responses.
Ex-British Prime Minister and an acclaimed world leader Winston Churchill’s Nobel Prize in literature had also stirred a controversy. Swedish Academy had awarded him the prize in recognition of his brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.
Lyrics of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young:
May God bless and Keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
and climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, Forever young
May you stay Forever young