The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India and continues to date. Which of the following names is still the official one?

Calcutta
Bombay
Madras
Hyderabad
Bombay was renamed to Mumbai in 1995; Madras was renamed to Chennai in 1996; Calcutta changed name to Kolkata in 2001. Bhopal, Ban­ga­lore and Mysore are spec­u­lat­ed to be renamed in the future.

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Calcutta
Bombay
Madras
Hyderabad
answers
flagIndia
9%
13%
10%
65%
131
flagItaly
17%
5%
23%
52%
17
flagMalaysia
16%
16%
8%
50%
12
flagFinland
0%
25%
25%
50%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
20%
30%
50%
10
flagGermany
22%
16%
16%
45%
62
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
16%
17%
43%
151
flagCanada
25%
22%
8%
42%
35
flagAustralia
29%
19%
9%
41%
31
flagBulgaria
33%
8%
16%
41%
12
flagDenmark
16%
25%
16%
41%
12
flagthe Netherlands
15%
26%
21%
36%
19
flagthe United States
18%
27%
17%
34%
441
flagSpain
33%
8%
16%
33%
12
flagFrance
50%
0%
16%
33%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
29%
12%
29%
24
flagPoland
33%
25%
14%
25%
3996
flagNorway
25%
33%
16%
25%
12
flagUnknown
53%
18%
15%
12%
32
flagthe Philippines
38%
53%
0%
7%
13

Gender

men32%
women22%
Calcutta
30%
35%
Bombay
22%
28%
Madras
14%
13%
Hyderabad
32%
22%

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The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India and continues to date. Which of the following names is still the official one?
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