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.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.