The city of Agra is located on the banks of River Yamuna. It is the home to one of the most famous Indian monuments - the Taj Mahal - which is also one of the seven wonders of the world. The city was founded in 1504 by Sultan Sikandar Lodi of the Delhi Sultanate. This iconic city is a part of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a bustling haven for tourists from around the globe. The city is very close to the national capital of New Delhi. It has a rich historical and cultural background. Agra was the seat of governance under the Sultanate of Delhi for a while and turned into prominent place during the Mughal age. It is undoubtedly one of the most populated cities in UP, whose economy of Agra is essentially driven by tourism. Many historic monuments, forts and ruins such as the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itimad-Ud-Daulah, the Mughal Heritage Walk, Akbars tomb, Mankameshwar temple, Gurudwara Guru Ka Talare etc. dotted all around the city apart from the famous Taj Mahal. Substantial agricultural produce, crafts, textile as well as leather goods also contribute to the economy and employment in Agra. The sweets of Agra are famous throughout the country. The city nurtures a large number of self-employed individuals who run their own small and medium scale businesses.
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.