The family legacy of public service and personal connect plays an important role in his personal, professional and political life. Jyotiraditya’s father, Shri Madhavrao Scindia, instilled in him a disciplined work ethic and the importance of putting the empowerment of the people above anything else. He thus grew up with an imbued sense of responsibility to positively contribute to society. Jyotiraditya credits his father’s simplicity, devotion, commitment to his ideals, moral values and principles, and lakshya (goal) in life as a daily source of inspiration. This is the lasting legacy that Jyotiraditya has imbibed from his father.
Shri Madhavrao Scindia was educated in Gwalior’s Scindia School before moving on to Winchester College and New College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
After India gained her Independence in 1947, the princely state of Gwalior acceded to the Union of India and became part of the new state of Madhya Bharat, which was merged into Madhya Pradesh in 1956. Jyotiraditya’s grandfather, Shri Jiwajirao Scindia, was the first Rajpramukh of Madhya Bharat. The Gwalior State was one of the most progressive of its time which had made great strides in the fields of education, women’s empowerment and development.
Shri Madhavrao Scindia was the last ruling Maharaja of Gwalior; he followed suit in his family’s tradition of public service and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1971 at the age of 26. He then went on to win nine consecutive elections from the Gwalior and Guna constituencies. Jyotiraditya’s father remains a guiding force in his life. At the age of 13, Jyotiraditya first campaigned for his father in 1984 and continued to involve himself in all his campaigns thereafter.