Jaunpur is a town as well as a municipal board in the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Jaunpur is located in the Purvanchal area, towards the northwest of the Varanasi district in the eastern part of the state. A greenfield airport is currently under construction in Jaunpur. Jaunpur was founded 1359 by the Sultan of Delhi Feroz Shah Tughlaq and was then known as Sheeraz-e-Hind. However, the ruler of Jaunpur soon broke off from the Delhi Sultanate and founded the Sharqi dynasty at Jaunpur and continued to rule for over a century till the Delhi Sultanate reconquered Jaunpur in 1493. It passed on to the Lodis and the Mughals and finally to the British after the Permanent settlement of 1779. Jaunpur has extremely fertile land due to the presence of five rivers namely Gomti, Sai, Varuna, Pili, and Basuhi. The Indian government initiated industrialization in 1976. The Satharia Industrial Development Authority was set up with more than 500 acres of land to promote industrial, commercial and social development. Pepsico India Pvt. Ltd and Hawkins Cooker Limited have their manufacturing units in this area. The area is dotted with great historical monuments and a few worth visiting are Shahi Quila Jaunpur Fort, Shahi Bridge, Jaunpur Atala Masjid, Jaunpur Jama Masjid, Lal Darwaza Masjid, etc.
Mr. V.G Mathew is the Managing Director & CEO of the South Indian Bank. In 1946, It became the first private sector bank to get the scheduled bank status. It has 852 branches, four service branches,56 extension counters, and 20 Regional Offices spread across the states and union territories of India. It has a network of 42 Bulk Note Acceptor/Cash Deposit Machines and 133 ATMs all over Indian 1992 it became the first ever bank for opening an NRI branch in Jhumritalaiya. In June 1993, it became the first private sector bank to open the overseas office. Recently "KIOSK Banking Model" is introduced by the bank as Financial Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Akshaya e-centres in Kerala state through the software service provider - M/s Tata Consultancy services. The kiosk is a kind of banking model for people who are living in areas where banking facilities are not available so that they can avail necessary banking facilities from a nearby service center. The Basic banking needs of the public like the opening of an account, deposit and withdrawal of cash, etc. can be availed from these common service center/BC Office. The South Indian Bank has the eighth most extensive network of branches among the other private sector banks of India.