New Delhi: Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia is the scion of the royal Scindia family of Gwalior and Member of Parliament from Guna Lok Sabha Constituency.
Scindia was appointed Minister of State for Power in November 2012 in a cabinet reshuffle which drafted a number of younger politicians into the Indian cabinet, including two other scions of princely families, R. P. N. Singh and Jitendra Singh.
Representing the Guna constituency of Madhya Pradesh, Scindia is the member of Indian National Congress and was Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Power.
Jyotiraditya Scindia is one of the wealthiest politicians of India.
He is a claimant to property worth Rs. 20,000 crores or $3.27 billion belonging to his late father, Madhav Rao Scindia.
Born to Late Madhavrao Scindia and Madhvi Raje Scindia, he did his schooling from Mumbai and later from Doon School, Dehradun. He pursued his further education from Harvard and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Apart from politics, Jyotiraditya also has keen interest in cricket. He was appointed as the president of the regional Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association. Scindia exploded against the entry of corruption into the game of cricket after the spot fixing scandal in IPL came into lime light.
He also presides over Board of Governors of Scindia School in Gwalior which was established by Jyotiraditya’s great-grandfather late Maharaja Madho Rao Scindia in 1987. The school was termed as one of the finest schools boys in India in 2004 by a magazine.
Scindia married Priyadarshini Raje Scindia in 1994 and the couple has two children, a daughter and a son.
Priyadarshini hails from the Gaekwad Maratha royal family and her mother from the royal family of Nepal. Priyadarshini was sent to Fort Convent School and to Sophia College for her further education.
Known for her style statement, Priyadarshini found a place in the Verve’s “Best dressed – 2008” hall of fame list. Last year, she was included in India’s 50 most beautiful women list by Femina.
She is a member of the governing board of the Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, a school that was established by the Scindias.