Jhansi is a famous and historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in Bundelkhand, between River Pahuj and Betwa, towards the extreme south of the state. The city of Jhansi serves as the administrative headquarters of both the Jhansi district and the Jhansi division. The city of Jhansi was earlier a walled town known by the name of Balwantnagar. It was ruled by the Marathas for a long time and Rani Lakshmi Bai was the celebrated empress of Jhansi who brought the region into the limelight. The city is known for its offerings to tourism - the historical Jhansi Fort attracts a lot of visitors apart from the Government Museum of Jhansi, the Rani Mahal, and several other temples. The city is well connected to all the major neighboring cities through railway and road. Apart from some prestigious colleges and universities like Bundelkhand University, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Government Polytechnic Jhansi, etc., Jhansi also has two well-acclaimed research institutes - Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute and Central Agro-Forestry Research Institute.
The Andhra Bank had been nationalized in April 1980. It narrowly escaped nationalization in 1969, when all the banks were having deposits of 50 crores and above were nationalized. It was the number one bank among private sector banks from 1969 to 1980. In 1980, more banks with deposits of 200 crores were nationalized. Andhra Bank has its head office in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. C V R Rajendran, chairman and managing director of Andhra Bank was appointed by the finance ministry, earlier worked as executive director at Bank of Maharashtra. The Andhra Bank was the prominent bank in introducing credit cards in India. Also, it is the first bank to issue travelers cheques in Foreign Currency and to launch insurance linked deposit schemes. Though it used to have most of its branches in Andhra earlier, now it has spread itself all across the country. Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya founded Andhra Bank in 1923 in Machlipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Two of Indias public sector banks ? Bank of Baroda (44%) and Andhra Bank (30%), and UKs financial and investment company (26%) established IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company as a joint venture in November 2009.