Indian Banks: The Story of Vijaya Bank

Vijaya Bank History

The bank was founded in 1931 in Mangalore by Attavara Balakrishna Shetty, an ardent Gandhian, freedom fighter, and minister in the erstwhile Madras Presidency and Madras state. The bank was founded to promote banking habit, thrift and enterpreneurship among the farming community of Dakshina Kannada district. The bank was founded on a Vijaya Dashami day, and so the name. The bank later shifted its head office to Bangalore. The bank was nationalized in 1980.

Attavara Balakrishna Shetty founder Vijaya Bank
Attavara Balakrishna Shetty founder Vijaya Bank
Vijaya Bank logo
Vijaya Bank logo

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