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The Chola ruler who had subdued the Ganges and obtained the title ‘Gangai Konda Chola’ was-----
A.Rajaraja Chola
B. Rajendra Chola I
C.Rajadhiraja Chola
D.Kulattunga

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Hint: Rajendra Chola I is considered one of the greatest rulers and military leaders in South Indian history. His father was Rajaraja Chola. He extended his territories to the north up to the River Ganga and across the ocean. His territories were also extended to coastal Burma, Nicobar Islands, Maldives, Lakshadweep.

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Rajendra Chola I was a mighty king who had good military skills and force. He defeated Mahipala, (the Pala king of Bengal and Bihar). To commemorate his victory, he made a new capital called Gangaikonda Cholapuram. He built a Shiva temple there similar to Brihadeshwar Temple. He also created a vast artificial lake in his capital. He received the title Gangai Konda. He was the first Indian king who took his armies overseas and got victory over them. He inherited the title of Mummudi Cholan from his father. Mummudi Cholan means the king who ruled the three kingdoms.
So, the correct answer is Option B.

Note: He chose his son, Rajadhiraja Chola I, his successor. Rajadhiraja Chola ruled for more than 20 years along with his father. Rajendra Chola I also led a campaign against Chalukya. He invaded Sri Lanka and annexed it. He captured the crown of Sinhala King, his Queen, and his daughter. He attacked the Srivijaya Kingdom of Sangrama Vijayatungvarman. The Chola dynasty became a very prominent and mighty dynasty in Asia during his reign. The Kalahasti temple for the God of Wind was constructed by him.