Bhagat Singh (1907 - 23 March 1931) was an Indian nationalist considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the word "Shaheed" meaning "martyr" in a number of Indian languages. Singh was hanged by the British in March 1931, aged 23. Legend says, Bhagat Singh marched to the gallows with a smile on his face and his one last act of defiance was shouting "Down with British imperialism." He became a popular folk hero after his death.
It took Harjeet Sandhu nine months of carefully crafting each piece of colorful glass with pliers, a chisel and a sander to manipulate them into Bhagat Singh's likeness. The result: an astonishing portrait of Bhagat Singh.
From The Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada website, March 2018: The museum will be hosting award winning artist Harjeet Singh Sandhu who will be unveiling his most recent mosaic tile masterpiece featuring Shaheed Bhagat Singh - a Punjabi social revolutionist and folk hero of India's independence. Bhagat Singh is lionized in popular art and literature and this mosaic is a fitting tribute to his heroism on the anniversary of his death.
The Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada