Ahmednagar is a city in the eponymous district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Ahmednagar has been named after its founder Ahmad Nizam Shah I, who had founded the town in 1494 and established the Nizam Shahi Dynasty. The city still contains innumerable buildings from the Nizam Shahi period. The Ahmednagar Fort, which was famous in the British era as an impregnable building in which the imperial colonizers had housed Indian Nationalists like Jawaharlal Nehru before Indian independence, still stands proudly in the city as a museum. Pandit Nehru had written the famous book "The Discovery of India" during his confinement in this fort. The region is known for its sugar cultivation but often lapses into drought due to the lack of rainfall. The city serves as a strong military base as it houses the Indian Armoured Corps Centre & School, the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre, the Vehicle Research and Development Establishment and the Controllerate of Quality Assurance Vehicles. This historic city has many great places worth visiting. Chand Bibi Palace, Cavalry Tank Museum, Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary, Ahmednagar Fort and Meherabad are few of the places in this area that attract tourists.
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.