Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, a member of the Congress party, was the union minister of state for the Ministry of Power since November 2012. He is a titular Maharaja of Gwalior and 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 ‘Minister of State with independent charge’ (i.e. a junior Minister in the Central Government of India who has independent charge of his ministry) of Power in the cabinet of prime minister Manmohan Singh from October 2012 until May 2014.
Jyotiraditya 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 an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Scindia is a grandson of Jivajirao Scindia, the last Maharaja of the 21 Gun Salute Maratha Princely state of Gwalior, who then joined the Dominion of India in 1947, but, like other princes, was allowed to hold on to the titles and privileges of princely India, including an annual remuneration, called the privy purse. Upon his death in 1961, his son, Madhavrao Scindia (Jyotiraditya’s father) became the titular Maharajah of Gwalior. However, he was to be the last, as, 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 privy purses. He is married to Priyadarshini Raje Scindia of the Gaekwad family of Baroda.
Scindia, one of the richest ministers of India, is the grandson of the late Madho Rao Scindia, the last ruler of the Maratha princely state of Gwalior. He claims to be the sole inheritor of his father’s assets of Rs. 20,000 crores.
|DOB||Jan 1, 1971|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Education||M.A., M.B.A.(Educated at Doon School, Dehradun, Harvard University (U.S.A.) and Stanford University (Graduate School of Business), California (USA)|
|Profession before joining politics||Social Worker|
|Spouse Name||Priyadarshini Raje Scindia|
|Children||1 son 1 daughter|
|Jyotiraditya Scindia||Jyotiraditya Scindia|