He was born in Faridpur district of undivided Bengal in 1924. After graduating from the University of Calcutta, he started journalism in the daily "Raiyah". He won the Sahitya Academy Award in 1974 for the book of poems Ulanga Raja (The Naked King). In 2007, the University of Calcutta awarded him an honorary Doctor of Literature degree. Chakravarty also wrote few detective novels of Bhaduri Moshai.
Some of his poetry anthologies are:
- Nil Nirjan
- Nirokto Karabi
- Andhokar Baranda
- Prothom Nayok
- Somoy baro kom
- Jabotiyo Valobasi
- Ghumiye porar aage
- Shrestho Kobita
- Kobita Samagro 1
- Kobita Samagro 2
- Saada Bagh
- Bibir Chora
- Baaro Maser Chora
- Pitri Purush
Some of his popular poems areEdit
- Amalkanti Roddur Hotay Cheyachilo
- Kolkatar Jisu
- Ulanga Raja
He also translated Hergé's "The Adventures of Tintin" in Bengali.
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