Aligarh, a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, was earlier known as Allygurh & Koil. The city is around 150 kilometers away from New Delhi. One of the largest cities in UP, Aligarh is well-known for the Aligarh Muslim University. The city is administered by its municipal corporation known as Nagar Nigam Aligarh. It is divided into five tehsils which are further divided into 12 blocks. The city is an agricultural trade center and the economy is fuelled by the processing and manufacturing of agricultural products. It is also a world-renowned business center for locks which are exported worldwide. The city is also known for its hardware and sculptures made of brass. There are innumerable manufacturers, exporters and suppliers in Aligarh who are involved in the brass, bronze, iron and aluminum industries. The Shekha Jheel Bird Sanctuary, the Aligarh fort, the Mangalayatan Temple and Aligarhs famous museums are places worth visiting in this city.
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.