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Chakraborty (চক্রবর্তী Chôkrôbôrti) is a surname meaning "Ruler of the country" or "Emperor"[1] of Bengali and Assamese people in Bangladesh and Indian states of West Bengal, Assam and Tripura. 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, 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’).

Notable persons with this surname[edit]