Maharaj Madhav Rao Scindia ,son of Maharaja Jivajirao Scindia was born in the house of royal family on 10th March 1945. Initial Schooling was done at Scindia School, Gwalior and he went for higher studies to prestigious Winchester College Oxford U.K. . He was married to Maharani Madhavi Raje Scindia on 8th May 1966. The royal family was blessed with son Jyotiraditya Scindia and daughter Chitrangada Scindia.

A born Maharaja with very broad outlook he was a man of class and masses with a rare charisma. He spent his whole life for the welfare of the people, the one of best example was his ministerial skill as the Railway minister which has led the Indian Railway to a new high. He was very fond of playing cricket and he headed the Indian Control board for several years. He remained as the Chairman for different educational organizations, the few of them are :
Scindia School ,Gwalior
Maratha Mandir ,Mumbai
Madhya Pradesh Wild Life Society
Samrat Ashok Technological Institute ,Vidisha (M.P.)
Madhav Institute of Technology and Science ,Gwalior (M.P.)
Impeccably dressed and softly spoken Maharaja maintained his reputation as one of the India's most sophisticated politician and he remained as the member of Parliament for the 9 consecutive terms until his sad demise in the plane crash on 30th September 2001.