Nizamabad is the 3rd largest city in the Indian state of Telangana. The name of the city is derived from the word Nizam that refers to the Nizam of Hyderabad and Abad which means Long Live in Urdu. The city is sometimes also referred to as The City of Nizams. The city was founded in the year 1905 when the Nizams Dominion was recognized. It was known as Indur earlier. The city has more than 3 lakh residents and experiences a tropical savanna type of climate. The Government of Telangana started the MeeSeva service at Nizamabad in order to provide all government facilities easily to the residents. The economy of Nizamabad is largely dependent upon industries and private businesses. The production of rice, sugar and spices greatly contributes to the citys economic growth. The city has also seen a real estate boom in the recent years. Apart from the typical south Indian food, Nizamabad is known for its Islamic cuisine. Nonvegetarian dishes like Tahari, Haleem, Nihari and Biryani are famous in the city.
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.