Despite, repeated attempts by the Swedish Academy, to contact Dylan since it named him as the winner on October 13, media-shy legendary singer-songwriter remained unavailable for comment.
Dylan said the honour had left him "speechless", the Nobel Foundation said in a statement.
The foundation said it had not yet been decided if the singer would attend the awards ceremony in December.
However, Dylan told the Telegraph that he intended to pick up the award in person "if at all possible".
The users of social media and fans of Dylan were mighty happy that Dylan, at last, reacted after winning the coveted award. Here we bring you few tweets: