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Sukhamoy Chakravarty (26 July 1934 – 22 August 1990) was an Indian economist who, along with Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, was a key architect of the Five-Year plans of India. He attended Ballygunge Government High School, Calcutta and Presidency University, Kolkata as an Economics major, where he was a batchmate of Amartya Sen.[1] He later attended the Delhi School of Economics and obtained a doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam under Jan Tinbergen. He assumed a teaching post at Massachusetts Institute of Technology but returned to India to join the Planning Commission.[2] He was a professor of economics at the Delhi School of Economics.

Sukhamoy Chakravarty
Born(1934-07-26)26 July 1934
Died22 August 1990(1990-08-22) (aged 56)
Alma materPresidency University, Kolkata
Known forChakravarty Committee
Scientific career
InstitutionsDelhi School of Economics
Doctoral advisorJan Tinbergen


  1. ^ "Brief History of Presidency". Presidency University, Kolkata.
  2. ^ Harcourt, G. C. (2012). On Skidelsky's Keynes and Other Essays: Selected Essays of G. C. Harcourt. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 305–307. ISBN 0230348645.