Madhavrao Scindia was born in 1945, in the princely Scindia family of Gwalior
, in Madhya Pradesh
After his studies, at Oxford University, Madhav Rao Scindia joined Indian politics in 1971. He was Union Minister under the cabinets headed by late Rajiv Gandhi and Narasimiha Rao.
Madhav Rao Scindia had an untimely death at the age of 56 (in 2001), in a plane crash.