|Vijaya Raghunatha Raya Tondaiman I|
|Raja of Pudukkottai|
|Reign||April 1730 – 28 December 1769|
|Predecessor||Raghunatha Raya Tondaiman|
|Successor||Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman|
|Born||25 August 1713|
Pudukkottai, Pudukkottai state
|Died|| 28 December 1769 56) (aged|
|Father||Thirumalai Raya Tondaiman|
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