Ever since Jyotiraditya Scindia, the erstwhile Gwalior royal dropped a bomb of resignation from the Congress party on what also happens to be the birthday of his late father Madhavrao Scindia, Indian politics has acquired soap opera dimensions. Here’s more about the Scindia Family Tree. Know more about Jyotiraditya’s family, wife, children and other details? Read on.
Sindhia was also known as Sindia, or Scindia, the Maratha ruling family from Gwalior which dominated northern India’s politics for a while in the 18th century. Ranoji Sindhia founded the dynasty. In 1726, he was appointed chief minister of the Maratha states region. By his death in 1750, Ranoji had established his capital at Ujjain. The Sindhia capital was moved to Gwalior’s rock fortress only later.
Ranoji’s greatest successor was Sindhia Mahadaji (1761-94), who established a north Indian empire that was almost independent from the peshwa. After a war with the British East India Company (17755-82), he was recognized as the ruler of northwestern India. He defeated the Rajputs and took the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam under protection. In 1793, he won control over the Peshwa after defeating the Maratha Holkar , the chief general.
However, his grandnephew Daulat Raho suffered severe reverses. In 1803 he was in conflict with the British. He was defeated by General Gerard Lake in four battles and had to sign a Treaty. After giving up control over Delhi, he retained Rajputana through 1817. The British made the Sindhia their clients in 1818, and they remained a princely house until 1947.
In recent years, prominent members of the family include the politicians Vasundhararaje as well as her older brother Madhavrao Scindia.
Madhavrao Scindia & Madhavi Raje Scindia | Scindia Family Tree
Madhavrao Scindia (Jyotiraditya’s father) and Madhavi Raje Scindia were the former rulers in Gwalior. It was a Maratha state. His son Madhavrao Scindia, Jyotiraditya’s father, died in 1961. The 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India was promulgated in 1971. It abolished all symbols of princely India including titles, privileges and privy purses. Madhavi Raje Scindia, Madhavi Rajya Lakshmi Devi’s mother, was a great-granddaughter to the Prime Minister of Nepal and Maharajas of Kaski and Lamjung Juddha Shamsher Jahadur Rana. She is a patrilineal descendant from Sardar Ramakrishna Kunwar in Gorkha.
- The journey of the royal family of the princely Maratha state in Gwalior starts with Jiwajirao Scindia, and Vijayraje Scindia.
- They were married in February 1941. They had four daughters and one son, Madhavrao Scindia and Vasundhara Raje Sindia.
- Madhavrao Scindia, the last Maharaj in this family, was married to Madhavi Raje Sindia. Madhavrao Scindia was blessed with a son Jyotiraditya Sindia and a girl Chitrangada A Singh.
- Jyotiraditya later married Priyadarshini Raje Sindia, and was blessed with a son Mahanaryaman and a girl Ananya Raje Sindia.
- Vasundhara Raje Sindia, a member of this royal family was married to Hemant Singh. They were blessed with a son Dushyant.
Madhavrao Scindia Family tree: Last Titular Maharaj Scindia Family
- Madhavroa Scindia, the only child of Jiwajirao Scindia & Vijayraje Scindia, was also the only brother to his four sisters Vasundhara Raje Scindia & Yashodhara Scindia.
- He was born 10 thMarch 1945. He attended Scindia School in Gwalior and finished his education.
- He married Madhavi Raje Scinda, and they had two children: a son Jyotiraditya Scinda and one daughter Chitrangada Sing.
- From the Indian National Congress ticket, he became the MP (Member Of Parliament) for nine terms and never lost to anyone. He was also made minister of several departments in UPA government.
- He was killed in a plane accident on the 30th September 2001.
- Vasundhara Raje Scindia:
- Vasundhara Raje Scindia was born in Bombay on the 8 thMarch 1953 to Vijayraje Scindia.
- After a year, she got divorced from Hemant Singh, the prince of Dholpur. Dushyant Singh became her son from this marriage.
- She is now the head and queen at Dholpur.
- She is a BJP leader and has led the party in Rajasthan.
- She was elected MP, MLA and minister in the NDA government.
- From 2003 to 2008, she was elected Chief Minister of Rajasthan and from 2013 to 2018.