State Bank of Hyderabad

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స్టేట్ బ్యాంక్ ఆఫ్ హైదరాబాద్
Public Sector
Industry Banking
Capital Markets and allied industries
Founded King Mir Osman Ali Khan, Hyderabad State Bank Hyderabad, 8 August 1941
Headquarters Gunfoundry, Abids
Hyderabad India
Area served
Key people
Arundhati Bhattacharya (Chairman), Mani Palvesan (Managing Director)
Products Personal Banking Schemes, Corportate Banking, SME Banking Schemes, FOREX, Mobile Banking, Internet Banking, Credit Cards, Insurance
Owner Government of India
Parent State Bank of India (100% owned)

State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) (Telugu: స్టేట్ బ్యాంక్ ఆఫ్ హైదరాబాద్) is a nationalized bank in India, with headquarters at Hyderabad, Telangana. It is one of the five associate banks of State Bank of India and is one of the scheduled banks in India. It was founded in 1941 as Hyderabad State Bank. Since 1956 it has been a subsidiary of State Bank of India and is now State Bank of India's largest associate bank.

The Bank's head office is situated at Gunfoundry Area, Hyderabad, India. SBH has over 2,000 branches and about 18,000 employees. The Bank's business has crossed Rs. 2.4 trillion as on 31.12.2015 with a net profit of Rs. 8.12 billion.

SBH Head Office at Gunfoundry

The bank has performed well in the past decades, winning several awards for its banking practices.[1] Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya is the current Chairman and Shri Mani Palavesan is the current Managing Director.

It is the chief banker of Telangana State.[2]


The bank was the central bank of the erstwhile Nizam state under the name Hyderabad State Bank. It was established on 8 August 1941 under the Hyderabad State Bank Act, during the reign of the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. The bank managed the Osmania Sicca, the currency of Hyderabad state, which covered the present-day Telangana, some districts later known as Hyderabad-Karnataka of Karnataka and Marathwada of Maharashtra. (At the time a number of the princely states had their own currencies.) The bank also carried out commercial banking. The bank opened its first branch at Gunfoundry, Hyderabad on 5 April 1942. The Imperial Bank of India, which had established a branch in Hyderabad in 1868 and another in Secunderabad in 1906, provided officers and clerical staff in the initial stages, and later provided training for new recruits. The first secretary of Hyderabad State Bank was Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, son of Sir Akbar Hydari.

After Partition, on 17 September 1948, the Indian Army conducted Operation Polo, which resulted in the annexation of Hyderabad to India. By 1950, the bank had some 50 branches, including branches in parts of the then Hyderabad State that would later be transferred to other states.

In 1953, the bank absorbed, by merger, the Mercantile Bank of Hyderabad, which Raja Pannalal Pitti had founded in 1935.[3] (Some accounts give the year of founding as 1946 and that of merger as 1952). In the same year, the Bank started conducting government and Treasury business as agent for the Reserve Bank of India.

In 1956, the Reserve Bank of India took over the bank as its first subsidiary and renamed it State Bank of Hyderabad. That same year saw the break-up of Hyderabad State. Aurangabad, Beed, Parbhani, Nanded and Osmanabad merged with Maharashtra state. Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur, and parts of Osmanabad were merged with Karnataka state. The remaining districts formed part of Andhra Pradesh state, until the formation in 2015-16 of the state of Telangana. After the trifurcation, the branches of Hyderabad State Bank continued to conduct government transactions in their new states as well.

The Subsidiary Banks Act was passed in 1959. On 1 October 1959, SBH and the other banks of the princely states became subsidiaries of SBI.

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  1. ^ Avinandan Mukherjee and Prithwiraj Nath. 2005. "An empirical assessment of comparative approaches to service quality measurement", Journal of Services Marketing 19 (3), 174-184.
  2. ^ Ethnic flavour: SBH to be chief banker to new Telangana state
  3. ^ Pagdi, Raghavendra Rao (1987) Short History of Banking in Hyderabad District, 1879-1950. In M. Radhakrishna Sarma, K.D. Abhyankar, and V.G. Bilolikar, eds. History of Hyderabad District, 1879-1950AD (Yugabda 4981-5052). (Hyderabad : Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalana Samiti), Vol. 2, pp.85-87.

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