Was Hyderabad known as Bhagyanagar earlier? since the GHMC election announcement happen, BJP throughout their campaign referred Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar.
When UP CM Yogi Adityanath came for campaigning, he said that BJP will revert the original name of Hyderabad if they get elected. Looking back into the history, there are enough historical proof that Hyderabad once was known as Bhagyanagar
A Dutch map, referring the territories of Vijayanagara Empire, it does not have Hyderabad. #Bhagyanagar ~ circa 1596
Old German map has Golconda/Gollakonda/Colconda. No Hyderabad mentioned here. ~circa 1733
Another Italian map, which has BhagyaNagar and Golconda but no mentioned of Hyderabad #Bhagyanagar ~ circa 1682
Another Dutch map, which has Golconda but not Hyderabad #Bhagyanagar ~circa 1714
A French map which has Golconde and Baglinagar, however no mention of Hyderabad ~circa 1780
Another French map which has Bagnager and not Hyderabad ~ circa 1786
British updated their maps naming Hyderabad after they started interacting with Nizams around ~1800s
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) website has this on Hyderabad history “The city was originally called Bhagyanagar after Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah’s wife Bhagyamati” Marxist and Islamist historians are not in favour of this theory for their own reasons. ??