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Maharaja Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia (Marathi
Marathi language
Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western and central India. It is the official language of the state of Maharashtra. There are over 68 million fluent speakers worldwide. Marathi has the fourth largest number of native speakers in India and is the fifteenth most...

: ज्योतिरादित्य माधवराव शिंदे) (born 1 January 1971) is an India
India
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n politician belonging to the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
The Indian National Congress is one of the two major political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is the largest and one of the oldest democratic political parties in the world. The party's modern liberal platform is largely considered center-left in the Indian...

. He is also a member of the 15th Lok Sabha
15th Lok Sabha
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 of India
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 representing the Congress party and a Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India)
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry administers two departments, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. The head of the Ministry is a Minister of Cabinet rank...

. Mr. Scindia is a descendant of the dynasty belonging to the Scindia Maratha clan that ruled Gwalior State
Gwalior state
Gwalior State was an Indian kingdom and princely state ruled by the Maratha dynasty. The state took its name from the old town of Gwalior, which, although never the actual capital, was an important place because of its strategic location and the strength of its fort. The state was founded in the...

 in 17th and 18th centuries. In the 26th amendment to the Constitution of India
Constitution of India
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 promulgated in 1971, the Government of India abolished all official symbols of princely India
Princely state
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, including titles, privileges, and remuneration (privy purses
Privy Purse in India
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).

Early life


Jyotiraditya Scindia was born in Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million...

 to Madhavrao Scindia
Madhavrao Scindia
Madhavrao Scindia was a prominent Indian politician and minister from the Congress Party. He was born into the Scindia family, who formerly ruled Gwalior...

 and Madhavi Raje Scindia. He studied at Campion School, Mumbai before going on to The Doon School
The Doon School
The Doon School is an independent school located in Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Established in 1935, it was founded by Satish Ranjan Das. Its first Headmaster was Arthur E...

 in Dehradun
Dehradun
- Geography :The Dehradun district has various types of physical geography from Himalayan mountains to Plains. Raiwala is the lowest point at 315 meters above sea level, and the highest points are within the Tiuni hills, rising to 3700 m above sea level...

. After graduating from The Doon School
The Doon School
The Doon School is an independent school located in Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Established in 1935, it was founded by Satish Ranjan Das. Its first Headmaster was Arthur E...

 in Dehradun
Dehradun
- Geography :The Dehradun district has various types of physical geography from Himalayan mountains to Plains. Raiwala is the lowest point at 315 meters above sea level, and the highest points are within the Tiuni hills, rising to 3700 m above sea level...

, Scindia received a B.A.
Bachelor of Arts
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 in Economics
Economics
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 in 1993 from Harvard University
Harvard University
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 in the United States
United States
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 and an M.B.A.
Master of Business Administration
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 in 2001 from the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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, also in the United States
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. He worked as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch
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 and Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
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 and also gained some development experience working as an intern with the UN Economic Development Cell.

Political career


Jyotiraditya Scindia was elected to the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha or House of the People is the lower house of the Parliament of India. Members of the Lok Sabha are elected by direct election under universal adult suffrage. As of 2009, there have been fifteen Lok Sabhas elected by the people of India...

 (Lower House of the Indian Parliament
Parliament of India
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) in February 2002 from Guna District
Guna (Lok Sabha constituency)
Guna Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency covers the entire Ashok Nagar district and parts of Shivpuri and Guna districts.-Assembly segments:...

 - formerly represented by his father - with a margin of victory of more than 450,000 votes. He was re-elected to the 14th Lok Sabha when he won the elections in May 2004. He retained the seat in the 2009 general elections and was inducted in the Cabinet for the first time as Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Government of India
Government of India
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.

He is also the President of the Board of Governors of The Scindia School, Gwalior.

Personal life


Jyotiraditya is married to Priyadarshini, who hails from the erstwhile royal Gaekwad
Gaekwad
The Gaekwad or Gaikwad was a Maratha dynasty that ruled the princely state of Baroda in western India from the mid-18th century until 1947...

 family of Baroda. He has two children, a son, Mahanaryaman Scindia, born in November 1997 and a daughter, Ananya, born April 2002 http://uqconnect.net/~zzhsoszy/ips/g/gwalior.html. His daughter studies at the Sanskriti School in Delhi and his son studies at the Doon School in Dehradun
Dehradun
- Geography :The Dehradun district has various types of physical geography from Himalayan mountains to Plains. Raiwala is the lowest point at 315 meters above sea level, and the highest points are within the Tiuni hills, rising to 3700 m above sea level...

. His wife is involved with the running of the Usha Kiran Hotel and the renovation of the Jai Vilas Palace Museum in Gwalior.

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