Most people think that all Indian cities are poor and dirty. However, National Geographic ranked Chennai as world's 2nd best food city. Moreover, the city was also named as the 9th-best cosmopolitan city in the world by Lonely Planet

In 1996, the name of the city was officially changed from Madras to Chennai. Actually, at that time many Indian cities underwent a change of name. It is an interesting fact that there are places named after the former name of the city such as Madras Institute of Technology, University of Madras, and Madras Medical College.

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