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Chakraborty (Chôkrôbôrti) is a surname meaning "Ruler of the country" or "Emperor"[1] of Bengali and Assamese people in Indian states of West Bengal and Assam. People with the surname Chakraborty are Bengali/Assamese, a caste of Bengali Brahmins /Kshatriyas It is spelled in various ways, including Chakraborti, Chokroborti, Chakrabarti, Chakrabarty, Chakravarty, Chakravarthy, Chakravarti, Chakravarthi, Chakravorti, Chakravorty and Chuckerbutty.

Origin and meaning[edit]

From Sanskrit čakravartī ‘king of kings’. Čakravartī means literally ‘wheels rolling’; metaphorically, it denotes a ruler whose chariot wheels roll everywhere without obstruction (čakra ‘wheel’ + vart- ‘to roll or turn’). chankravarthi means "Raaja"

Notable persons with this surname[edit]