Fatehpur is a city as well as a municipal board in the Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh in India. The city lies between the holy Ganga and Yamuna. It was founded by Rishi Purwar who later became the King of the city. Fatehpurfalls within the territorial boundaries of the Kanpur Megapolitan Region. This city is situated between two important cities of the state - Allahabad and Kanpur. It is well connected to these cities and to other nearby areas by train route as well as via road. Historical evidence claim that Fatehpur has been around since the Vedic era which was later ruled by the Maurya, the Kusan, the Gupta and the Mughal rulers. The splendid Badshahi Bagh in Fatehnagar was built by Emperor Aurangzeb and it is an attractive tourist spot in the city.
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.