Ahmednagar is a city in the eponymous district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Ahmednagar has been named after its founder Ahmad Nizam Shah I, who had founded the town in 1494 and established the Nizam Shahi Dynasty. The city still contains innumerable buildings from the Nizam Shahi period. The Ahmednagar Fort, which was famous in the British era as an impregnable building in which the imperial colonizers had housed Indian Nationalists like Jawaharlal Nehru before Indian independence, still stands proudly in the city as a museum. Pandit Nehru had written the famous book "The Discovery of India" during his confinement in this fort. The region is known for its sugar cultivation but often lapses into drought due to the lack of rainfall. The city serves as a strong military base as it houses the Indian Armoured Corps Centre & School, the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre, the Vehicle Research and Development Establishment and the Controllerate of Quality Assurance Vehicles. This historic city has many great places worth visiting. Chand Bibi Palace, Cavalry Tank Museum, Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary, Ahmednagar Fort and Meherabad are few of the places in this area that attract tourists.
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.