Jankoji Rao Scindia
|Jankoji Rao Shinde|
|3rd Maharaja of Gwalior|
|Reign||1755 - 1761|
|Predecessor||Jayappaji Rao Scindia|
|Successor||Kadarji Rao Scindia|
|Father||Jayappaji Rao Scindia|
He was younger son of Sardar Jayappaji Rao Shinde, and acceded to the position on the death of his father on 25 July 1755. As he only had 10 years established a Regency that led his uncle Dattaji Rao Shinde, Jayappa Rao's brother, until 10 January 1760.
Third Battle of PanipatEdit
He fought with Afghan at the Third battle of Panipat on 14 January 1761. Jankoji with around 7,000 troops was positioned right of Shamsher Bahadur I and was opposed to Najib ad-Dawlah. When the news spread around that Viswasrao has been shot dead Jankoji and his uncle Tukoji on seeing the thinning crowd at the Maratha centre rushed to help Bhausaheb. Jankoji fought with the Afghans who had penetrated into Maratha centre but was taken as prisoner by Barkhurdar Khan secretly. Kashiraj met Jankoji secretly in a tent of Barkhurdar Khan, he was wounded with a ball and with a spear in the arm. Kashiraj was told by Moti Lal, the Diwan of Barkhurdar Khan that Jankoji would be released if a ransom of seven lakhs would be paid. Unfortunately these dealings became known to Najib Khan who instigated Wazir Shah Wali to take this matter up to Ahmad Shah Abdali. Abdali then ordered his nasaqchis to search for Jankoji, Barkhurdar fearing some harmful consequences ordered his men to murder Jankoji and bury him privately. Later on few imposters of Jankoji claimed them self as the Shinde's chief but their all claims were proved wrong by the Scindia survivors.
In popular cultureEdit
Jankoji Rao ScindiaBorn: 1745 Died: 1761
Jayappaji Rao Scindia
| Maharaja of Gwalior
Kadarji Rao Scindia