GWALIOR

    GWALIOR (Princely State)

     

    (21 gun salute)

     

    AREA:  68,291 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 
    2,500,000R
    ACCESSION:  15th June 1948
    STATE:  Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY:  Scindia RELIGION:  Hindu
    PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja Scindia JYOTIRADITYA RAO SCINDIA, 11th Maharaja of Gwalior, since 30th
    September 2001 (Jai
    Vilas Palace, Gwalior-470 004, Madhya Pradesh, India)
    born 1st January 1971 in Mumbai, B.A., M.B.A., educated at Doon School, Dehradun
    Harvard University, Cambridge (UK) and Stanford University, California (USA),
    elected to the 13th Lok Sabha in 2002, Member of the Committee on
    Finance
    2002/2004, re-elected to the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004, Member of the
    Committees
    on Estimates, Petitions and Finance; interests include: cricket,
    swimming,
    reading and wild life conservation, Member of the Delhi Gymkhana; the
    India
    International Centre; and the India Habitat Centre, as well as several
    golf clubs in India, married 12th December 1994, HH Maharani
    Priyadarshini
    Raje Scindia, daughter of Maharaj Kumar Sangramsingh
    Gaekwad of Baroda, and his wife, Rani
    Asharaje Gaekwad, and has issue, one son and one daughter.

    • Yuvaraj Mahanaryaman Scindia, born 1995.
    • Maharajkumari Ananya Raje Scindia, born April 2002.
    PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The
    state was founded
    in 1731. Rulers were…

      1. Maharaja Scindia RANOJIRAO
        SCINDIA
        , 1st Maharaja of Gwalior 1731/1745, died 19th
        July 1745.

     

      1. Maharaja Scindia
        JAYAPPARAO SCINDIA
        , 2nd Maharaja of Gwalior 1745/1755, died 25th
        July 1755.

     

      1. Maharaja Scindia
        JANKOJIRAO I SCINDIA
        , 3rd Maharaja of Gwalior 1755/1761, died
        15th
        January 1761.

     

      1. Maharaja Scindia MADHAVRAO
        I SCINDIA
        , 4th Maharaja of Gwalior 1761/1794, born 1730,
        died 12th
        February
        1794 at Poona.

     

      1. Maharaja Scindia DAULATRAO
        SCINDIA
        , 5th Maharaja of Gwalior 1794/1827 , born
        1779/1780, died 20th
        March 1827

    Maharani
    Scindia Baija Bai 1827/1833 (Maharani Regent)

      1. Maharaja Scindia
        JANKOJIRAO II SCINDIA
        , 6th Maharaja of Gwalior 1827/1843, died
        7th
        February 1843.

     

      1. HH Maharaja Scindia
        JAYAJIRAO SCINDIA
        , 7th Maharaja of Gwalior 1843/1886, born 1834
        as Bhagirath
        Shinde, married and had issue. He died 20th June 1886.

        • HH Maharaja Scindia Madhavrao II Scindia (qv)
        • Shrimant Balwant Rao [Bhaiya Sahib Scindia] (natural
          son), born 1854,
          ADC to his father in 1872.
        • Shrimant Ganpat Rao [Bhaiya Saheb Scindia] (natural son,
          by
          Chandrabhaga
          Bai, a famous dancer in Gwalior), born 1852, was a highly talented
          musician,
          an unparalleled Dhrupada and Dhamar singer, a well-known Harmonium
          player
          and a fine composer of thumris. He composed many thumris under his
          nickname
          “Sugharapiya,” and gave a new dimension to the thumri style. He was a
          court
          musician of Rampur for some time. Later, he settled in Calcutta.
          Several
          first-rate musicians of India are said to have studied under him. He
          died
          1920 .
        • Shrimant Maharajkumari Gunvantabai Raje Saheb Scindia
          [Shrimant
          Akhand Soubhagyavati Gunvantaraje Saheb Shitole], married Sardar Raj
          Rajendra Raja Ramchandrarao Shitole Deshmukh,
          born 1849, died
          1902, and had issue.

          • Sardar Raj Rajendra Maloji Narsinghrao Shitole
            Deshmukh
        • Shrimant Maharajkumari (name
          unknown
          ) Raje Saheb Scindia, married Lieut.-Col. Amir-ul-umra
          Sardar Appajirao Shitole Anklekar, C.I.E.,
          born 1874, appointed Private Secretary to HH the Maharaja of Gwalior.

     

      1. HH
        Maharaja Scindia MADHAVRAO II SCINDIA
        , 8th Maharaja of Gwalior
        1886/1925 , born 20th October
        1876,
        married 1stly, 1891, HH Maharani Chinkuraje, awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind
        Medal
        in 1900 and the Order of the Crown of India in 1928, died 23rd November
        1931 at Bombay, married 2ndly, 8th August 1913, HH Maharani Gajraje
        Sahiba,
        daughter
        of the Sar Desai of Sankli, died 1943, and had issue. He died 5th June
        1925
        in Paris.

        • HH Maharaja Scindia Sir Jivajirao Scindia (qv)
        • Rani Kamalaraje Scindia, 11th November 1914, married
          1933, Meherban Shrimant
          Raja Vijaisinghrao Bhonsle of Akalkot.

     

      1. HH Maharaja Scindia Sir
        JIVAJIRAO SCINDIA
        , 9th Maharaja of Gwalior 1925/1961, born
        26th June
        1916,
        married 21st February 1941 Maharani Vijaya Raje, born 12th October
        1919,
        as Lekha Divyeshwari Devi, dau of Thakur Mahendra Singh of Kotla,
        Member
        of the Lok Sabha 1957/1967 and 1971/1977, Member of the Madhya Pradesh
        Vidhan Sabha 1967/1971 and the Rajya Sabha 1978/1989; Vice-President of
        the Jana Sangh 1973 and the B.J.P., died 25th January 2001, and had
        issue.
        He died 1961.

        • Maharani Padma Raje Scindia, born 23rd February 1942,
          married 6th March
          1960 HH Maharaja Kirit Bikram Kishore Deb Burman of Tripura, and had issue, two daughters.
          She died 26th April 1969.
        • Maharajkumari Usharaje Scindia, born 31st October 1943,
          married June
          1967
          Shri Pashupati Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal
          and has issue.
        • HH Maharaja Scindia Madhavrao III Scindia (qv)
        • HH Maharani
          Vasundhara Scindia, born 8th March 1953 in Bombay, B.A.
          (Hons.) (Economics
          and Political Science), educated at Sophia College, Bombay University,
          Mumbai. Currently the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Member of the
          National
          Executive of the BJP 1984/-, Member of the Rajasthan Legislative
          Assembly
          1985/89, Vice-President of Yuva Morcha B.J.P. for two years. Vice
          President
          of the BJP, Rajasthan 1987/- , Member of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th
          Lok
          Sabha. Member of the following committees… Library Committee 1990/91;
          Consultative Committees, Ministries of Commerce and Tourism 1990/91;
          Consultative
          Committees, Ministries of Power, Science and Technology, Environment
          and
          Tourism 1991/96; Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and
          Forests
          1996/97; Consultative Committees, Ministries of Power, Science and
          Technology
          and Tourism 1996/97; Joint Secretary, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party
          1997/-,
          Union Minister of State, External Affairs 1998/99;
          Union
          Minister
          of State (Independent Charge), Small Scale Industries and Agro &
          Rural
          Industries; Department of Personnel and Training; Department of
          Pensions
          and Pensioners’ Welfare in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances
          and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space
          1999/2001;
          Union  Minister of State, Small Scale Industries; Personnel,
          Training,
          Pensions,  Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances;
          Planning;
          Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space (Independent
          Charge).
          In November 2003, she resigned her cabinet post to run as BJP candidate
          for Chief Minister of Rajasthan; she m
          arried 17th November 1972,
          HH Maharaj Rana Hemant
          Singh
          of Dholpur, and has issue.
        • Shrimant Maharajkumari Yashodhara Scindia, born 19th June
          1954 in London,
          educated at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Bombay, then the
          Presentation Convent, Kodaikanal, and her final 2 years at the Scindia
          Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior; moved to New Orleans, USA after her marriage
          and was appointed board member of the Delta Festival Ballet, an
          Advisory Board Member of the Contemporary Art Center, and a Fellow of
          the New Orleans Museum of Art; she returned to India in 1994 and went
          into formal politics, contesting the Madhya Pradesh State Assembly
          Elections in 1998 and then being re-elected 5 years later, for a second
          term in 2003 in the State Assembly elections. She is an active member
          of her State Legislative Party; presently serving in the Madhya Pradesh
          Government as a Cabinet Minister for Tourism, Sports and Youth Welfare;
          she married Dr. Sidharth
          Bhansali,
          cardiologist, and has issue, three children.

          • Akshay Bhansali, born 1981, a producer at MTV
            Desi in New York
          • Abhishek Bhansali, born 1985, a student at the
            NYU Stern School of Business
          • Trishala Bhansali, born 1988, a student at NYU
      2. HH Maharaja Scindia
        MADHAVRAO III SCINDIA
        , 10th Maharaja of Gwalior 1961/2001, born
        10th May 1945
        in Bombay, married 9th May 1966, HH Maharani Pratima Rajya Laxmi Devi
        [Madhavi
        Devi, born as Kiran Rajya Laxmi Devi], daughter of General Shri Yuvraj
        Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and his wife,
        Rani Indira
        Kumari,
        and had issue. He died in a plane crash near Motta, 30th September 2001
        and was cremated at Amma Maharaj Ki Chhatri, Gwalior on the 4th October
        2001.

        • Yuvrani Chitrangada Scindia, born 14th February 1967,
          married 11th
          December
          1987, Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh of Jammu
          and Kashmir and has issue.
        • HH Maharaja Scindia Jyotiradityrao Scindia (qv)

     

    1. HH Maharaja Scindia
      JYOTIRADITYARAO SCINDIA
      , 11th Maharaja of Gwalior (see above)

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