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Kolkata (formerly Calcutta): Job Charnok of the East India Company chose this place for a British trade settlement in 1690. Three large villages along the east bank of the river Ganges, named, Sutanuti, Gobindapur and Kalikata were bought by the British. In 1756, Siraj-ud-daullah, Nawab of Bengal, attacked the city and captured the fort. In 1757 Calcutta was recaptured by Robert Clive when the British defeated Siraj-ud-daullah. Calcutta became the capital of British India in 1772 and remained so till 1912, when the British moved the capital to Delhi. In 1947, when India gained freedom and the country got partitioned between India and Pakistan, Calcutta was included in the Indian part of Bengal, West Bengal. In independent India Calcutta became the capital city of the state of West Bengal. The city has been renamed officially to Kolkata in 2001. It is a cosmopolitan city where people, technology and ideas blend together with the socio-political culture to give the city a great shape. Today, Kolkata is a unique blend of ancient and anon, occidental and oriental styles, skyscrapers and Victorian edifices. Kolkata symbolizes creativity and vibrancy and is the city where artistic endeavor is held in very high esteem. The rich cultural, literary and religious flavors are exquisitely exhibited in its fine arts, writing, music, dance and theater. Kolkata is the workplace of four Nobel laureates - “ Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa and C.V.Raman. It is also the home of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and Oscar Winner Satyajit Ray.