The Paigah Tombs are among the major wonders of Hyderabad and their marvelous artistic work is shown in their laid mosaic tiles and craftsmanship work. Second Nizam King Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung found the nobility, dedication and efforts of Paigah family and thus he conferred him to respectable titles of Shams-ul-Doula, Shams-ul-Umara meaning ‘the sun among the nobles of masses’.
Paigah Tombs is also known as Maqhbara Shums Ul Umra are the tombs of Paigah or the Sums ul Umrahi family for their dignity. They are located in Pisal banda suburbans of Hyderabad city in India. Paigah Tombs includes the tombs of several generals of Paigah family namely of Abdul Fatah Khan Shums ul Umra I to shums ul Umra V, Sir Asman Jah, Sir khursheed Jah, Sir Vicar-ul-Umra, Sultan ul Mulk, Lady Vicar ul Umra, Lady Khurshid Jah, Lady Asman Jah, Moin ud Dowla, Zaheer yar Jung and other known members of the family. The Paigah nobles were richer than the average Indian Kings known as the Maharaja and they were only the people who holds exclusive rights to main their own courts, palaces and their own private armies. The word Paigah means “footstool” meaning ‘right hand man’.
The Paigah tombs were constructed by Nawab Taig Jung Bahadur and some additions were done by his sons in the year 1987 for the dignity shown by the Sums-ul-Umrahi family. The tombs are finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture, decorated in stucco work and represents Greek, Persian Rajasthani and Deccan styles. A double stored gateway structure is for the welcome of the visitors at the beginning. Each of the tomb features unique different styles and the phrases from Quran are written on the tomb.