|Published : 14 Oct 2016, 20:07:21|
Hasina congratulates Dylan for winning Nobel Literature Prize
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday congratulated American Folk-rock music legend Bob Dylan on winning the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Dylan, 75, was honoured "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," the Swedish Academy said on Thursday, reports BSS.
In a congratulatory message, the prime minister recalled Bob Dylan's unequivocal support to Bangladesh's war of liberation in 1971.
Bob Dylan made outstanding contribution to Bangladesh's independence war as he performed in a concert organised by George Harrison and sitar maestro Ravi Shankar at New York's Madison Square Garden on Aug 1 in 1971 to raise money, medicine and supplies for the displaced refugees and drawing global attention at war. – IH