26 JUNE JIWAJIRAO SCINDIA (1916 to 1961)
Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia was the last reigning ruler of the Gwalior State in Central India. Born on 26 June 1916, Jiwajirao was a scion of the Scindia family. Crowned Maharaja on 05 June 1925, he is remembered as the king who developed modern railroads in Gwalior. The Scindia family ruled Gwalior until India's independence from the British in 1947 when the reigning Maharaja Jiwajirao acceded to the Government of India. Gwalior was merged with a number of other princely states to become the new Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Jiwajirao served as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 1948 to 1956. He passed away on 16 July 1961. The HH Scindia Museum at Jai Vilas Fort was built in memory of Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia.
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