H.H. Raja Sri Brahdamba Dasa Raja Rajagopala Ramachandra Tondaiman Bahadur [R. Rajagopala Tondaiman], Raja of Pudukkottai. b. 6th September 1957, son of M.R.Ry. Sri Rajkumar Radakrishna Tondaiman Sahib Avargal, by his wife, Mathusri Raja Srimathi Rani Rema Devi Rajammani Bayi Sahib Avargal, educ. Little Kings Sch, Calicut, St John’s Vestry Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary Sch, Trichinopoly, and Jamal Mohamed Coll, Univ of Madras. Adopted by his paternal uncle and given the additional name of Ramachandra. Succeeded on the death of his paternal uncle and adopted father as Head of the Royal House of Pudukkottai, 16th January 1997. Joint Convenor Movement for the Restoration of Vedic Wisdom. Presdt Pudukottai Recreation Club (PRC). Vice-Presdt Tamil Nadu Shooting Assoc (TNSA) since 2008. Mbr National Rifle Assoc of India. m. at Trichinopoly, January 1984, H.H. Srimathi Rani Sarubala Rajammani Ayi Sahib Avargal [Tmt Sarubala R. Tondaiman] (b. 7th October 1958), educ. (MA, MPhil), Mayor of Tiruchirappalli (Trichinopoly), Presdt Tiruchirappalli Urban Dist Congress Party, Sec Pudukkottai Mannar Educational & Charitable Trust, Mannar Arts & Science Coll (Tiruchi), and ACME Matriculation Sch (Tiruchi), Joint Convenor Movement for the Restoration of Vedic Wisdom, Mbr Tamil Manila Congress, only daughter of Sri Subramaniam, sometime Superintending Engineer of the Tamil Nadu Highways Dept, by his wife, Tmt Saroja, daughter of Sri Baskara Tondaiman, sometime Sec to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
1) M.R.Ry. Sri Rajkumar Prithviraj Tondaiman Bahadur [R. Prithviraj Tondaiman]. b. at Trichinopoly, 6th June 1987, educ. Campion AIHSS, Trichinopoly, Loyola Coll, Madras Inst of Technology, Chrompet (B.Eng.), and IESEG Sch of Management, Chennai, and the Catholic Univ, Lille, France. Trap shooting champion. Mbr National Rifle Assoc of India, Tamil Nadu Shooting Assoc, Pudukottai Recreation Club, etc.
- 1) Srimathi Rajkumari Radha Niranjani Devi Rajammani Bayi Sahib Avargal. b. at Trichinopoly, 1989, educ. St Joseph’s Convent Sch, Devangere, Stella Maris Coll, Chennai, and James Cook Univ, Singapore. Employed with Marcus Evans in Singapore.