Dehri is a city in the Indian state of Bihar. It is located in the Rohtas district. It is also known by the name "Sone." River Sone passes through Dehri and the beautiful Indrapuri Dam stands on it. The Kaimur mountains surround the city. Dehri has a population of more than 1.3 lakh people who speak in Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri and Magadhi. Dehri has a very rich heritage. The famous Sundial Clock at Dehri, known as Dhup Ghadi, was made in 1871 and is situated near the sone river. Indias second longest railway bridge, which is over the Sone River and more than 3 kilometers long, is situated in Dehri and links the city to Sone Nagar. There is a motor bridge on NH2 with similar length.
In 1926, seven businessmen of Karur founded Lakshmi Vilas Bank under the leadership of Shri V.S.N. Ramalinga Chettiar. They aimed to serve the financial needs of people who were occupied in trading businesses, industry and agriculture, in and around Karur. The bank was established on November 3, 1926, under the Indian Companies Act, 1913, and on November 10, 1926, it obtained the certificate to commence business. After the Banking Regulations Act was introduced in1949, the bank received its banking license from RBI and became a scheduled commercial bank? revealing its capability to operate as a full-fledged commercial bank. Lakshmi Vilas Bank did considerable expansion of its branch network from 1961 to 1965, when the bank took over nine other banks. The bank started the development of its branch network beyond Tamil Nadu in 1974 to take benefit from the additional opportunities across India. Thus, offices were established in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala, critical financial centres like Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi, as well as in other prominent business centers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.