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Madhavi Raje, Mother of Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Passes Away

Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia’s mother, Madhavi Raje Scindia, passed away at AIIMS Delhi on Wednesday morning. She spent her final days on a ventilator before passing away at 9:28 a.m.

For the previous three months, Madhavi Raje Scindia had been receiving treatment at the AIIMS for sepsis and pneumonia.

“With great sorrow, they wish to share that Rajmata is no more. Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia’s mother and the Rajmata of the Gwalior royal family, Rajmata Madhavi Raje Scindia, had been undergoing treatment at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi for the past two months. Her condition had been extremely critical for the past two weeks. This morning at 9:28am, she took her last breath at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi. Om Shanti,” a press statement said.

Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is seeking a fresh term in the Lok Sabha from Guna in Madhya Pradesh in the general elections 2024.

Madhavi Raje Scindia

Madhavi Raje Scindia was the wife of Madhavrao Scindia, a prominent politician who served as a member of Parliament and as a Union minister. Madhavi Raje Scindia herself belonged to a royal family and was known as the Rajmata (Queen Mother) of the Gwalior royal family. She played a significant role in social and cultural activities in Gwalior, and her family, the Scindias, have been influential figures in Indian politics and society for generations.

On September 30, 2001, Madhavrao Scindia lost his life in a plane crash near Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. Known for her philanthropic endeavours, Madhavi Raje chaired 24 trusts dedicated to various sectors like education and healthcare.

Madhavi Raje served as the head of the board of governors of Scindias Kanya Vidyalaya, an institution committed to educating girls. Furthermore, Madhavi Raje established the Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia II gallery within the palace museum as a tribute to her late husband.

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