Gurgaon is an important and economically developed city in the Indian state of Haryana which falls within the territorial boundaries of the National Capital Region. It acts as a satellite city to the capital city of New Delhi. Its name was officially changed to Gurugram in 2016. Popularly referred to as the Millenium City, Gurgaon has witnessed rapid development over the past 30 years. It is one of the Indian cities with the highest per capita income. This planned and organized urban agglomerate is divided into 36 wards, which are further divided into blocks with many apartments and residential complexes. The main road through Gurgaon is the NH-8 expressway which joins Delhi to Jaipur. The city hosts the offices and outlets of 250 out of the Fortune 500 companies and it is a major haven for outsourcing and employment. The DLF Cyber City in Gurgaon is a large IT hub which hosts many of these offices. Famous educational institutions like the MDI Gurgaon, ITM University, The Shri Ram School are situated in Gurgaon. Entertainment and commercial centers such as Ambience Mall, Epicentre, etc. have opened up plentifully. The city is witnessing speedy urbanization and is on its way to becoming a leading financial and industrial hub.
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.