He had been a proud recipient of some fifteen prestigious literary awards, including Sahitya Kala Parishad Award. He had been a member of some literary and cultural associations. Bedi's autobiography Galley Chikar Duri Ghar, the book chosen for the award, not only record the autobiographical details of the author's life but also explores new dimensions of a person's total view of life. There is a remarkable balance between reticence and self-projection in the book. For the maturity of thought, sincerity of expression and chasteness of style, the book is considered to be a great contribution to Punjabi literature.
1. Kohli, S.S., Punjabi Sahit da Itihas, Ludhiana,1955.
2. Mohan Singh, A History of Punjabi Literature, Amritsar, 1956.
3. Sekhon, S.S. and K.S. Duggal, A History of Punjabi Literature, Delhi, 1992.