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The Scindia Dynasty

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1843 - 1886 General H.H. Ali Jah, Umdat ul-Umara, Hisam us-Sultanat, Mukhtar ul-Mulk, Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan, Wala Shikoh, Muhtasham-i-Dauran, Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Sir Jayaji Rao Scindia Bahadur, Shrinath, Mansur-i-Zaman, Fidvi-i-Hazrat-i-Malika-i-Mua'zzama-i-Rafi-ud-Darja-i-Inglistan, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior, GCB (m 1.1.1877), GCSI (25.6.1861), CIE (1.1.1878). b. 19th January 1835, as Shrimant Kumar Bhagirath Rao Scindia, son of Shrimant Sardar Hanwant Rao Scindia, by his wife, the sister of Shrimant Sardar Devrao Jadhav [Mama Sahib], educ. privately. Adopted by H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Tarabai Raje Sahib, Regent of Gwalior and widow of H.H. Maharaja Jankoji Rao Scindia, 7th February 1843. Ascended the gadi, at Lashkar, 22nd February 1843. Installed, 20th January 1844. Reigned under the regency of his adopted mother until he attained his majority, 19th January 1845. Granted the titles of Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan, Wala Shikoh, and Muhtasham-i-Dauran. Raised to a permanent salute of 19-guns, 1st November 1861. Attended the Imperial Durbar at Delhi, where he received an additional salute of 2-guns, and the rank of a full General in the British Army, 1st January 1877. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's gold medal (1876) and KIH gold medal (1877). m. (first) at Lashkar, 19th May 1843, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Chimnabai Raje Sahib Scindia (b. 1836; d. 15th August 1880), daughter of Ihtiram ud-Daula, Imarat Mahal, Sardar Krishnaji Rao Kadam [Mama Sahib], Muzaffar Jang Bahadur, sometime Regent of Gwalior. m. (second) at Gwalior, 18xx, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Lakshmibai Raje Sahib Scindia (d. at Gwalior), daughter of Sardar Bahaji Rao Gujar, of Ratnagiri. m. (third) at Gwalior, 29th November 1873, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Babuibai Raje Sahib Scindia, alias Rajkumari Shrimant Lakshmibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (b. at Sawantwadi, 27th August 1857; d. at Gwalior, 4th September 1894), only daughter of Shrimant Ramchandra Sawant [Bhau Sahib] Raje Sahib Bhonsle, of Sawantwadi, by his first wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai Raje Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Hanmathrao Nimbalkar. m. (fourth) at Parsen, in Gurd, February 1875, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Sakhyabai Raje Sahib Scindia Bahadur, CI (1.1.1891) (b. 16th October 1862; d. at Sapri, 9th September 1919), Regent of Gwalior 17th August 1886 to 15th December 1894, Colonel-in-Chief 1st Jivaji Gwalior Lancers and of the 1st Maharani Sakhya Raja's Own Gwalior Infantry, daughter of Sardar Sir Krishna Rao [Bapu Sahib] Jadhav, Feroz Jang Bahadur, KCIE. He d. at Jai Vilas Palace, Lashkar, 20th June 1886, having had issue, five sons and four daughters:
Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia also adopted two sons:
Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia also had issue, one natural son:
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1886 - 1925 Lieutenant-General H.H. Ali Jah, Umdat ul-Umara, Hisam us-Sultanat, Mukhtar ul-Mulk, Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan, Wala Shikoh, Muhtasham-i-Dauran, Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Sir Madho Rao Scindia Bahadur, Shrinath, Mansur-i-Zaman, Fidvi-i-Hazrat-i-Malika-i-Mua’zzama-i-Rafi-ud-Darja-i-Inglistan, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior, GCSI (25.5.1895), GCVO (31.12.1902), GBE (c.4.12.1917), KIH 1st Class (23.5.1900). b. at Lashkar, 20th October 1876, fourth and eldest surviving son of General H.H. Ali Jah, Umdat ul-Umara, Hisam us-Sultanat, Mukhtar ul-Mulk, Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan, Wala Shikoh, Muhtasham-i-Dauran, Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Sir Jayaji Rao Scindia Bahadur, Shrinath, Mansur-i-Zaman, Fidvi-i-Hazrat-i-Malika-i-Mua’zzama-i-Rafi-ud-Darja-i-Inglistan, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior, GCB, GCSI, CIE, by his fourth wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Sakhyabai Raje Sahib Scindia Bahadur, CI, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father 20th June 1886, and reigned under a Council of Regency, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 15th December 1894. Granted a personal salute of 21-guns, 12th December 1911 (made hereditary 1917). Served in the Tirah expedition 1896, Hon. Col. IA 21/5/1898, served in the Boxer rebellion as Orderly Officer to the GOC British Forces in North China 1901 (rcvd: China medal), prom. Hon. Maj-Gen. 1/1/1910, and Hon Lieut-Gen. 1/1/1918. Hon Colonel 1st The Duke of York’s Own Lancers (Skinner’s Horse) 1/1/1906. Hon Extra ADC to the King-Emperors Edward VII 1/7/1901 and George V 4/6/1910. Colonel-in-Chief of the 3rd Maharaja Madho Scindia’s Own Gwalior Lancers and of the 3rd Maharaja Madho Scindia’s Own Gwalior Infantry. Attended the Coronation of the King-Emperor Edward VII at Westminster Abbey in Lodnon 1902, Delhi Durbar in 1903, Coronation of the King-Emperor George V in 1911, and Delhi Durbar in 1911. Rcvd: Coron (1902 & 1911), and Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 & 1911), DGBStJ (25.11.1911), GC of the Order of Philip the Magnanimous of Hesse (24.1.1903). m. (first) at Gwalior, 2nd January 1891 H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Chinkubai Raje Sahib Scindia, CI (4.6.1928) (d. at Bombay, 23rd November 1931), Regent from 5th June 1925 until her death, Colonel-in-Chief 2nd Ali Jah Gwalior Lancers, 1902, daughter of Sardar Madho Rao Balwant Rao [Bhau Sahib] Mohite, of Satara in the Bombay Presidency. m. (second) at Gwalior, 8th May 1913, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Gajrabai Raje Sahib Scindia (d. at Samudra Mahal, Worli, Bombay, 13th January 1943), Regent and Presdt. Cncl. of Regency from 23rd November 1931 to 22nd November 1936, rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals, daughter of Rao Rana Shrimant Satrojirao Vithalrao Rane [Bala Sahib], Sar Desai of Sankli, in Goa, Portuguese India. He d. at Paris, France, 5th June 1925 (cremated Père La Chaise Cemetery) having had issue, one son and one daughter:
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