Padmabhushan Vairamuthu is considered as one of the finest poets and lyricists in India. Kavignar Vairamuthu, as he is known in Tamil Nadu, has won the National Award for Best Lyricist, the most won by any lyricist. Today, he has extended his congratulations to none other than Bob Dylan who has been honoured with the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Kavignar Vairmuthu has penned a congratulatory note for Boby Dylan in his inimitable poetic style.
"Musical and the literary worlds together shower flowers on bob Dylan on this special occasion of confirmation of this year's Nobel Prize for literature. Not just as an creator of literature but also as a poet he has achieved this. Nobel jury has risen above the Ptolemy and has endorsed that poetry is also literature. We could term this as a premier without precedence.
"Dylan has started his career with his Folk songs in the night clubs to this noble achievement. This peps up the creators of literature across the globe.
"It is evident that literature doesn't live in the books alone but rises as an fine art form.
"Along with the voices of the world Dylan words resonates everywhere for World peace, war against the war and human rights.
"And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?
What did you hear, my darling young one?
"I heard the sound of thunder, that roared out a warnin'
Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world
Heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin'
Heard ten thousand whisperin' and nobody listenin'
"Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin' (Hahaha)
Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter
Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley
"And it's a hard (Hard) and it's a hard (Hard)
And it's a hard (Hard), hard, hard, hard (Hard)
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall (Fall)
"To the wishes pouring from around the world to Bob Dylan who sang about the tears of the downtrodden, I append this Tamil Wish."
Many wishes have poured in for Boby Dylan from writers, lyricists and poets all around the world. Him winning the Nobel Prize for Literature is seen not only as an inspiration for others but also validation of the work they have been doing for decades.