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Bob Dylan to receive Nobel Prize sans media presence

Nazim Abbasi | New Delhi |

American singer- Bob Dylan, who was awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, will receive his award in private meeting with Nobel Foundation this weekend in Stockholm.

“The setting will be small and intimate, and no media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend” Nobel Prize Academy permanent secretary Sara Danius said in a Blog post.

The Bard of Blowing in the Wind, who is on tour, will perform two concerts in Swedish capital on April 1 and 2, in another city Lund on April 9.

The legendary folk musician will be handed over his Nobel medal and diploma for bringing “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” as Nobel Prize Academy cited.

Earlier in 2016, when his name was announced for award, Dylan did not respond to news and after one week of silence, the 75-year-old Like a Rolling Stone singer uttered: "Nobel left me speechless."

He did not attend the December’s ceremony in Stockholm. However, musician Patti Smith performed song A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall on behalf of Dylan and his Nobel Lecture was delivered by United States Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji.

The folk musician, who is one of the most influential song writers in the world of music history, has wonderful career of more than five decades.

His brilliantly written songs such as The Times They Are a-Changing, Like a Rolling Stone, Blowing in the Wind and Maggie’s Farm have been anthems of many social movements worldwide.