What strikes when you enter the Paigah tombs is the tranquility that welcomes you. Interned here are people who were served by battalions of soldiers and servants yet the melancholic solitude pierces through your heart and tel you that hard fact of life " you may live among millions but you rest alone".
In a nonchalant bye lane where the residents are least concerned about the history around lies few people who lead once of the most glorious personal and social life which made even emperors jealous. What attracts a visitor is in intrinsic art work and caligraphy displayed in the building. To appreciate the place a little knowledge of the history of Hyderabad is required. PAIGAHs are the foremost aristocratic family in the social pyramid of Nizam era Hyderabad , rich more than several maharajas and were paramount palace builders. Their loyalty to the NIZAM was iron strong . An example : A Paigah noble is believed to have refused to bow before the might British Emperor during the Delhi Durbar because his own ruler NIZAM was around. His logic was he cannot serve two masters and he would stick his loyalty to his NIZAM. NIzams rewarded this loyaly with close marital relationships and huge tax collection rights.
Standing next to the tomb of Vicar ul umra, one can only lower the head when once knows that the great FALAKNUMA, PAIAGAH palaces and Vicar manzil are made by him. HIs generosity and thirst for fine life has made quite a few unbelievable folklore which facts will vouch that are true. The garden around is neglected but the care taker by his personal interest is trying to garner funds from government through few public interest litigation filed before courts.
One can only leave the place with a sigh that the where the rulers of the paradise come to rest may be taken cared slightly better and will retain its importance in the list of the archaeological department.
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