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The Lutyens' design was considered too elaborate and expensive, and was modified. The government moved to the smaller Rashtrapati Bhavan designed by Baker. Lutyens went on to design the Viceregal Lodge (now known as 'Viceroy's House') which became the official residence of Viceroys of India until 1947 when India gained independence. In 1931, during British rule in India, New Delhi replaced Calcutta (Kolkata) as capital of British-held territories in South Asia; it remained seat of government until independence in 1947 when it became capital of Indian Union under direct control from London with New Delhi remaining its capital city even after that date till today except for a brief period between 1948–50 when President Rajendra Prasad decided to shift his office temporarily at Raisina Hill before moving back again at Rashtrapati Bhavan where he lived till 1962 after which he shifted permanently at Hyderabad House also located near Connaught Place .