Mera shahr logon so mamoor kar
Rakhya joon tu darya main man ya samee
(Fill this my city with people as thou hast filled the ocean with fish O Lord)
Few know or remember this impassioned prayer made by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah when he founded Hyderabad. Today his final abode along with the cluster of six other Qutb Shahi tombs is a popular tourist spot.
The royal necropolis spread over 130 acres is also home to 150 other graceful structures.
However, the single dome mausoleums, mosques, heritage fountains modelled on the Indo-Islamic style of architecture are crying for attention.
Keywords: royal necropolis