Dr. Baidyanath Chakravarty, F.R.C.O.G, D.Sc. (Hon) is presently the Director of the Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Salt lake, Kolkata, India. Dr. Chakravarty, known for his brilliant teaching skills, retired as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology from NRS Medical College, Kolkata, India in 1986. Amongst other stalwarts, Dr. Chakravarty was instrumental in proving that India was one of the first countries to pioneer the IVF-ET technology. He, along with his close associate and inspiring team-member, Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay, created the world’s second and India’s first IVF baby in 1978 and has successfully delivered 3385 IVF babies so far. Apart from being an eminent clinician, his contributions towards infertility-related research deserve a special mention. He has successfully developed cost-effective ovulation induction protocols for women with repeated IVF failure. He has also investigated the genetic basis of various infertility related disorders, role of oxidative stress in male and female infertility, and endometrial receptivity in endometriosis and recurrent spontaneous miscarriage. Dr. Chakravarty has published over 275 scientific papers and 26 book chapters on obstetrics and gynecology, infertility and ART. He has received several prestigious awards for his immense contribution in the field of reproductive health. He remains an active clinician, with particular interest in advanced research for improved patient care.