Girdhar Malaviya is the grandson of Mahamana Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya. His father, Pt. Govind Malaviya, was the youngest son of Mahamana. He is the author of Madan Mohan Malaviya: Ek Jeevan Parichay. In addition to his writing, he has served as president of many social and educational organisations.