Madhavi Raje Scindia, Passes Away After Battle with Pneumonia and Sepsis

Madhavi Raje Scindia

New Delhi: Madhavi Raje Scindia, the mother of Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and a prominent member of the Gwalior royal family, passed away after a prolonged illness. She was 76. Madhavi Raje had been receiving medical care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi for the past three months, where she was being treated for pneumonia and sepsis. Despite the best efforts of the medical staff, she succumbed to her ailments and was declared deceased at 9:28 am on May 15, 2024.

Madhavi Raje’s health had been critical over the last two weeks, and she was on a ventilator during this time. Her passing has sent ripples of sorrow across political and social circles, from Delhi to Madhya Pradesh, as she was a revered figure in the region.

The Gwalior royal family has begun preparations for her funeral, which is scheduled to take place on May 16, between 4 to 5 pm, at the family’s Chhatri at Katora Tal in Gwalior. The funeral rites will be conducted under the umbrella of Madhavrao Scindia, her late husband and a distinguished political figure.

Several political leaders have expressed their condolences, including Dharmendra Lodhi, Minister of Culture, Tourism, Religious Trust, and Endowment, who took to social media to mourn the loss. Congress leader Arun Yadav also conveyed his heartfelt sympathies, highlighting the deep respect and affection for Madhavi Raje within the political community.

Madhavi Raje Scindia was not only a mother and a royal figure but also a philanthropist involved in numerous charitable endeavors. She chaired 24 charitable trusts, focusing on education and medical care, reflecting her commitment to social welfare.

As the nation mourns the loss of a distinguished matriarch, the legacy of Madhavi Raje Scindia’s charitable work and her contributions to the Gwalior royal family will continue to be remembered and honored¹²³.

Madhavi Raje Scindia

Understanding Sepsis
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