Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia (born 1 January 1971) in Bombay, Maharashtra is an Indian politician. He is a Member of Parliament,representing the Guna constituency in the state of Madhya Pradesh and a member of the Indian National Congress party.He was the Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Power.
He is the titular 'Maharaja of Gwalior' being the descendant of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior State, a former 21-Gun Salute Maratha Princely state in the British Indian Empire.
Scindia was born in Mumbai to Madhavrao Scindia and Madhavi Raje Scindia. He studied at Campion School in the city and at The Doon School, Dehradun. He studied Economics at Harvard University and graduated in 1993. In 2001, he received a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Scindia is a grandson of George Jivajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of the 21-Gun Salute Maratha Princely state of Gwalior which acceded to the Dominion of India, for this he was then made the first Rajpramukh of Madhya Bharat. However, in the 26th amendment to the Constitution of India promulgated in 1971, the Government of India abolished all official symbols of princely India, including titles, privileges, and remuneration (privy purses). He is married to Priyadarshini Raje Scindia of the Gaekwad royal family of Baroda...
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