443 years ago it was known as Prayag
Yes, Prayagraj has got its name back after 443 years. It was earlier known as Prayag. The name is still used by the local people. King Akbar gave it the name Allahabad. He realized the importance of the city Prayag and built a fort at the river Confluence known as Sangam. The city got the locational advantage and it went on to become an important junction for the East India Company.