Guna is a small city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It functions as the administrative headquarter of the eponymous district. The city lies on the north-eastern regions of Malwa Plateau and is defined by the Parbati river in the west. Guna is an acronym for Gwalior United Nation Army. It was founded by Chand Pradyota Mahesena and was a part of the ancient Avanti Kingdom. It was later added to the growing empire of Magadha. It passed on to the Marathas and to the Kingdom of Gwalior till it was made a part of Madhya Pradesh in 1956. Although Guna is very small and nondescript town, it still functions as an important industrial center with major industries such as National Fertilizers Limited, Gas Authority of India Limited, Deepak Spinners Limited, KS Oil Ltd, Spice park at Mavan, etc. The first private state university of the state is at Guna. The Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology has a sprawling campus in Guna which offers facilities like hostel, mess, laundry, shopping center, medical center, etc. to the 1500+ students. A few places worth visiting in and around Guna are Shri Shanti Nath Digambar Jain temple at Bajrangarh, Bees Bhuja Devi, Kedarnath, Hanuman Tekri, Christ The King Church and Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram.
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.