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
flagGreece
13%
6%
6%
73%
15
flagIndia
11%
12%
10%
65%
151
flagMalaysia
14%
14%
14%
50%
14
flagItaly
27%
4%
22%
45%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
23%
16%
16%
43%
199
flagCanada
28%
21%
7%
42%
38
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
21%
31%
42%
19
flagAustralia
29%
19%
9%
41%
31
flagDenmark
20%
26%
13%
40%
15
flagGermany
28%
17%
14%
39%
84
flagthe Netherlands
21%
21%
17%
39%
28
flagBulgaria
38%
7%
15%
38%
13
flagthe United States
19%
26%
18%
33%
462
flagSpain
30%
7%
23%
30%
13
flagFrance
42%
7%
21%
28%
14
flagPoland
33%
26%
14%
25%
5661
flagNorway
25%
37%
12%
25%
16
flagSweden
37%
25%
12%
25%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
21%
21%
24%
33
flagUnknown
36%
36%
10%
15%
290

Gender

men28%
women22%
Calcutta
32%
35%
Bombay
24%
27%
Madras
13%
13%
Hyderabad
28%
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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