Dr.Baidyanath Chakravarty was born on 2nd, August, 1928 in a middle class family in Faridpur town, (now in Bangladesh).He had brilliant academic career right from school days. He always toped in his class. He had a choice to go for engineering college or medical college. He opted for medical studies with munificence support from his father’s friend. After passing MBBS from Calcutta Medical College and standing first in obstetrics and gynecology, he decided to go for this specialty. He received many Gold medals and prizes for his outstanding performance in medical studies. He qualified for MO (master of obstetrics) in 1959. He went to UK and passed MRCOG in 1963. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College in 1977.North Bengal University conferred Honorary D.Sc in 1990. He held various teaching posts in various medical colleges in Bengal and finally retired as Professor in 1986. He is an excellent teacher and students used to enjoy his bed side clinics and lectures. The sudden death of his close friend, Subash Mukherjee who pioneered the first test tube baby in India, pained him and acted as a trigger to devote his life for the treatment of infertile couple.

Dr.Chakravarty has great interest in reconstructive surgery for various anomalies of the genital tract. His contribution for reconstructive surgery for cervico-vaginal atresia is recognized all over the world. He was a visiting professor at Wadia maternity Hospital, Mumbai, Maternity & Child Hospital in Saudi Arabia and PGI Chandigarh. He is a prolific writer.

He has contributed a chapter in many Indian and foreign text books and several publications in scientific journals.

He has received many awards. He received Mother Teresa Millennium Award in 2006, eminent teacher award in 2006 and Seva Ratna award for his life long contribution for women’s health. He has received Life Time Achievement Award from many agencies.

Dr.Chakravarty is a multifaceted personality. He has many other hobbies. He is modest and shuns publicity. He believes in silent work-allowing his work to speak for him. He leads a very simple life supported by his wife Manjusree. He loves to teach. He believes that students should have devotion, dedication and transparency in all activities. He believes that ideals of Hippocrates oath must be their Polestar. He firmly believes that students must have ‘self-audit’. This will help to create an idea for future planning and innovations. Prof Chakravarty can mix with his juniors and seniors with ease and is open to criticism and suggestions. His contribution in ART and Reproductive Medicine is boundless but his effort to correct intersex disorders and lower mullerian duct anomalies is unparalleled.

We all the close associate of Prof B.N.Chakravarty not only learned the subject and achieved precious gift from him but always try to follow his advises such as –