saharanpur is a city as well as a Municipal Corporation in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located near the borders of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It functions as the administrative headquarters of both the Saharanpur District and the Saharanpur Division. The city of Saharanpur emerged in a region that was named after a Sufi Saint called Shah Haroon Chishti. The foundations of the present-day city of Saharanpur is laid on the site of an army cantonment by its founder Sah Ranbirsingh, who was a Jain nobleman. The city boasts of the long historic past, ruled by several dynasties like the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals, the Sayyids, the Rohillas and the Marathas. The British Government provided many infrastructural upliftments to the city and built the citys famous Botanical Garden, also known as Company Garden. Saharanpur is surrounded by an extremely fertile agricultural region which abundantly produces grains and fruits. The city is also famous for its wood carving cottage industry. It has a thriving market for local agricultural produce like basmati rice and mangoes. A wide variety of industrial enterprises are operational in Saharanpur. Textiles, sugar, paper and cigarette factories serve as a major source of employment to the people of the 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.