|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right arm off-break, Right-arm medium pace|
A medium pace bowler, Putu Chowdhury had an outstanding start to his career when he took 11, 9 and 10 wickets in his first three matches. In 1944-45, he took a hat-trick against Bengal Governor's XI in Eden Gardens which included the wickets of Vinoo Mankad, Mushtaq Ali and Lala Amarnath. He started his career with Bihar, moved to Bengal where he played most of his cricket and returned to Bihar towards the end of his career.
He made his Test debut against the West Indies at Madras in 1948/49. He took only one wicket but brilliantly ran out Everton Weekes who had scored hundreds in his five previous innings, and had reached 90 here . Weekes cut Vinoo Mankad to gully, started to run and was sent back. Chowdhury sent the throw to wicket keeper Probir Sen who ran Weekes out.
He was allotted a benefit match which could not be played. He was a coach in the Durgapur steel plant in the later years. His bowling average of 205.00 is the second worst for India, after Sunil Gavaskar's 206.00.
- Obituary in Indian Cricket 1980