Hyderabad is a flourishing Indian city that is steadily proceeding towards the pinnacle of growth and development. Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana state, was the erstwhile capital city of Andhra Pradesh. However, Telangana broke off from the state of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 and since then Hyderabad has served as the de jure capital of AP till the time the AP government is ready with a capital city of their own. Often referred to as the City of Lakes or the City of Pearls, the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad have flourished along the banks of the Musi River and is home to a myriad historical relic from the Nizami era. This fourth most populous city is situated on the hilly terrain of the Deccan plateau amidst aplenty artificial lakes - Hussain Sagar Lake being the most popular one. Amidst the scorching summers and comfortable winters, Hyderabad presents to its tourists a plethora of historic charms in the Golconda Fort, the Salarjung Museum, the famous Charminar, the Falaknuma Palace and a handful of old bazaars of Hyderabad that have been glorified through verses by great poets like Sarojini Naidu. Tourists flock to Hyderabad to try the famously mouth-watering delicacies like the Hyderabadi Biryani and Haleem.
the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) was a premier Indian bank based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The SBT was a sister concern of the State Bank Group, but it also had private shareholders. SBT was the leading bank of Kerala. It had a network of 1,157 branches and 1,602 ATMs across India, as of 31 March 2015. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of combining SBT and four other associate banks with SBI, on 15 February 2017. On 31 March 2017, It finally merged with its parent SBI bank. It was founded on 12 September 1945 as the Travancore Bank Ltd, an initiative by Travancore Diwan C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Due to widespread resentment against his dictatorial rule, the bank never gave him the credit of his role. Instead, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore was considered as the founder of the bank, though the king had little to do with the founding of the SBT bank. Although the contribution of the Travancore government was 25% only in the bank capital, apart from its general banking business, the bank undertook government treasury work and foreign exchange business. Its head office was located at Thiruvananthapuram. It became a subordinate of State Bank of India under the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act, 1959, in 1960, enacted by the Parliament of India, and thus achieved the name state Bank of Travancore.Ms. Arundhatti Bhattacharya is the ex-officio chairman, and Mr. CR Sasikumar is the managing director of the SBT.