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CM Shivraj Singh pays tribute to Maharaj Jivaji Rao Scindia.

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On the 16th of July, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid tribute to the visionary and efficient administrator, Shrimant Maharaj Jivaji Rao Scindia, on his death anniversary. CM Chouhan acknowledged Scindia Maharaj ji’s unparalleled contribution to the magnificent and sacred city of Gwalior, which continues to be evident today. He expressed the collective resolve of the people to fulfill Scindia Maharaj ji’s dreams and work towards building a new and prosperous Madhya Pradesh.

Know about Maharaja Jivajirao Scindia:-

Maharaja Jivajirao Scindia KStJ, born on 26 June 1916, was an Indian prince and a prominent government official. He held the title of Maharaja of the princely state of Gwalior during the British Raj from 1925 to 1947. After India gained independence, he continued to be recognized as the Maharaja of Gwalior by the Government of India until his demise on 16 July 1961. Furthermore, he assumed the role of the rajpramukh (governor) of Madhya Bharat state until 1956.

Jivajirao Scindia was born into the esteemed Scindia family, whose lineage can be traced back to the distinguished Maratha general Ranojirao Scindia. Ranojirao played a crucial role in expanding the Maratha Empire during the 18th century, particularly in the Malwa region. Jivajirao’s ancestors, including Daulatrao Scindia, shifted the capital from Ujjain to the city of Lashkar near Gwalior. The Scindia family accepted British suzerainty in 1818 after the Third Anglo-Maratha War. With an expansive territory of 68,291 square kilometers, Gwalior was among the largest princely states in India.

On 5 June 1925, Jivajirao ascended to the throne as the Maharaja of Gwalior after the demise of his father, Madho Rao Scindia. In 1941, he married Lekha Divyeshwari Devi, who later became known as Vijaya Raje Scindia. She hailed from the influential Rana dynasty of Nepal. The couple was blessed with five children, including Padma Raje, Usha Raje, Madhavrao Scindia, Vasundhara Raje, and Yashodhara Raje. Madhavrao Scindia went on to become a prominent Indian politician and member of parliament.

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