Hyderabad is a flourishing Indian city that is steadily proceeding towards the pinnacle of growth and development. Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana state, was the erstwhile capital city of Andhra Pradesh. However, Telangana broke off from the state of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 and since then Hyderabad has served as the de jure capital of AP till the time the AP government is ready with a capital city of their own. Often referred to as the City of Lakes or the City of Pearls, the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad have flourished along the banks of the Musi River and is home to a myriad historical relic from the Nizami era. This fourth most populous city is situated on the hilly terrain of the Deccan plateau amidst aplenty artificial lakes - Hussain Sagar Lake being the most popular one. Amidst the scorching summers and comfortable winters, Hyderabad presents to its tourists a plethora of historic charms in the Golconda Fort, the Salarjung Museum, the famous Charminar, the Falaknuma Palace and a handful of old bazaars of Hyderabad that have been glorified through verses by great poets like Sarojini Naidu. Tourists flock to Hyderabad to try the famously mouth-watering delicacies like the Hyderabadi Biryani and Haleem.
On 19th February 1943, the OBC was started in Lahore, Pakistan by Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founding father of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The bank had to face the after-effects of partition in 1947. The branches in the newly formed Pakistan had shut, and the Registered Office had shifted from Lahore to Amritsar. The registered office was relocated to Delhi, in the year 1951. In 1980, it was nationalized by the Indian government. The merchant banking division of the bank was set up in 1992, and it was authorized by SEBI to act as a category-I merchant banker. In the year 1997, Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd and Bari Doab Bank Ltd were merged with the OBC bank. The bank had joined hands with Citibank for launching OBC co-branded credit card. In the year 1999, OBC had set up asset recovery branch, one each at Delhi and Mumbai. For women entrepreneurs in the year 2002, the Bank had opened a specialized office and collaborated with Corporation Bank for sharing ATM network. In the year 2003, CBS, OBC had joined hands with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd to make Centralised Banking Solution. In the same year, the OBC Bank and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had agreed to work on projects in the field of small-scale, infrastructure and service areas. In February 2008, the Oriental Bank Navkiran Deposit Scheme was launched by the bank. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company entered into a distribution tie-up with OBC in March of the year 2008.