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Indian Banks: The Story of Bank of India

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Bank of India was founded on 7th September, 1906 under the promotion of stalwarts like Sir Sassoon J. David, Sir Cowasji Jehangir (1st Baronet), Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (JRD Tata’s father), Gordhandas Khatau, J.H Dani, Lalubhai Samaldas, Khetsey Khiasey, Ramnarain Hurnandrai, and Noordin Ebrahim Norrdin who became its first Directors. It commenced its operations from the Oriental Building on Esplanade Road, now the office of American Express Bank. Given the Swadeshi Movement roots of the bank, and its time of origin, the presence of Bharat Mata in its logo should not come as a surprise to anyone. The Bank was under private ownership and control till July 1969 when it was nationalised.

Ramnarain Hurnandrai - Co-founder, Bank of India
Ramnarain Hurnandrai – Co-founder, Bank of India
Sir Sassoon David -- Cofounder Bank of India
Sir Sassoon David — Co-founder Bank of India
Sir Cowasjee Jehangir -- Cofounder, Bank of India
Sir Cowasjee Jehangir — Co-founder, Bank of India

The bank’s logo has a star with a Bharat Mata in the center.

 

Bank of India logo
Bank of India logo
Bank of India logo -- center -- Goddess and lion
Bank of India logo — Bharat Mata at the center

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