Bombil, Boomla or Bombay Duck

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An interesting piece of history behind the Fish name. British in India loved this Fish and called it Bombay Duck. As British headquarters were at Calcutta and British officials there would love to relish this exotic Fish, it was transported from Bombay to Calcutta by Mail Train (faster train with Mail Wagon). Mail trains were called Daak डाक (Mail) रेल in Hindi. Referring to this Local Indians at Calcutta would call this Fish ‘Bombay Daak Fish’. The British also recognized this Fish with the same name but they pronounced (or misunderstood) Daak as Duck.

This is how ‘Bombay Daak’ became ‘Bombay Duck’ !!!!

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