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Chakraborty (Bengali: চক্রবর্তী Chôkrôbôrti) is a surname meaning ′Ruler of the country′ or ′Emperor[1] of Bengali or Assamese[2] Hindu Brahmin people in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura. It is spelled in various ways, including Chakravartty, Chakraverty, Chakraborty, Chakraborti, Chokroborti, Chakrabarti, Chakrabarty, Chakraverty, Chakravarty, Chakravarti, Chakravartin, Chakravorti, Chakrabortty, Chakravorty and Chuckreverty.

Origin and meaning[edit]

Sanskrit čakravartī literally means ‘wheels rolling’ (čakra ‘wheel’ + vart ‘to roll or turn’); metaphorically, it describes a ruler whose chariot wheels roll everywhere without obstruction.

Notable persons with this surname[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meaning of চক্রবর্তী (Chokroborti) in an online dictionary website
  2. ^ "Chakravarty Surname – About Abani Chakravarty".