Mumbai, fondly referred to as ?Bombay? by many, is not only the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra but is also the financial and commercial capital of the country. It lies on the Konkan coast, along the western border of India. It is probably the most populous city in India and serves as a home to the wealthiest Indians. Mumbai hosts the highest number of billionaires and millionaires amongst all the prime Indian cities. Being an economic hub, the city promises a plethora of opportunities in terms of employment, and thus it is a much-coveted destination for job-seekers from all over the nation. The Indian film industry, popularly known as ?Bollywood?, operates out of Mumbai. Mumbai also serves as a popular tourist destination as its outskirts provide all travelers with a magnificent combination of serene beaches, exotic hill stations on the Western Ghats. The tropical climate of Mumbai has a harmonious blend of warm, chilly and rainy days. The infamous Mumbai rain floods the city every year but doesn?t dampen the quintessential energetic spirit of the city. This Indian city nurtures the passion of dedicated learners and workers; it is often considered as the city that never sleeps.
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.