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.

Answers distribution

Calcutta
Bombay
Madras
Hyderabad
answers
flagGreece
13%
6%
6%
73%
15
flagIndia
10%
13%
10%
66%
136
flagFinland
0%
23%
23%
53%
13
flagMalaysia
16%
16%
8%
50%
12
flagItaly
25%
5%
25%
45%
20
flagthe United Kingdom
23%
15%
17%
44%
182
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
22%
27%
44%
18
flagCanada
27%
21%
8%
43%
37
flagAustralia
29%
19%
9%
41%
31
flagGermany
26%
16%
15%
40%
71
flagBulgaria
38%
7%
15%
38%
13
flagthe Netherlands
20%
25%
20%
35%
20
flagthe United States
19%
26%
18%
33%
452
flagFrance
46%
0%
23%
30%
13
flagSpain
30%
7%
23%
30%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
35%
25%
10%
28%
28
flagPoland
33%
26%
14%
25%
5010
flagNorway
23%
38%
15%
23%
13
flagUnknown
38%
38%
7%
15%
223
flagthe Philippines
38%
53%
0%
7%
13

Gender

men29%
women22%
Calcutta
32%
35%
Bombay
24%
28%
Madras
13%
13%
Hyderabad
29%
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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