The city of Sagar is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the Vindhya Range at the height of 1758 feet above sea-level. Sagar is located almost in the center of the country. Its original name was saugor which is a combination of two words: sau that means Hundred in Hindi and garh which is the Hindi word for forts. The city had countless small-forts in its vicinity and hence it was named this way. The original name was eventually modified to Sagar. This city has been selected to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modis flagship Smart Cities Mission. The city experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and comfortable winters. Sagar is home to more than 2 million residents.
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.