Which among the following rulers of the Chola Empire conquered the Maldives during his regime ?
[A]Raja Raja Chola I
[B]Rajendra Chola
[C]Kulothunga Chola I
[D]Vikrama Chola

Raja Raja Chola I
Raja Raja Chola I, popularly known as Raja Raja the Great, is one of the greatest emperors of the Tamil Chola Empire of India who ruled between 985 and 1014 CE. By conquering several small kingdoms in South India, he expanded the Chola Empire as far as Sri Lanka in the south, and Kalinga (Orissa) in the northeast. One of the last conquests of Rajaraja was the naval conquest of the ‘old islands of the sea numbering 12,000’, the Maldives.