Source: The Times Of India News Service
LUCKNOW, INDIA, March 7, 2001: UP chief minister Rajnath Singh announced that the historic Allahabad city would be renamed "Tirth Raj Prayag." Prayag is the ancient name of the city. The announcement was made at a function attended by sadhus and sants to congratulate the chief minister for the success of the recent Kumbh Mela there. The name change follows "Bombay" returning to "Mumbai," "Madras" to "Chennai" and "Calcutta" to "Kolkota."