620 BC - 600 BC

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Sushruta, or Suśruta (Sanskrit: सुश्रुत, IAST: Suśruta, lit. 'well heard') was an ancient Indian physician and surgeon known today as the “Father of Surgery” and “Father of Plastic Surgery” or " father of brain surgery "for inventing and developing surgical procedures His work on the subject, the Sushruta Samhita (Sushruta's Compendium) is considered the oldest text in the world on plastic surgery and is highly regarded as one of the Great Trilogy of Ayurvedic Medicine, the Brihat-Trayi; the other two being the Charaka Samhita, which preceded it, and the Astanga Hridaya, which followed it.The Sushruta Samhita is one of the most important surviving ancient treatises on medicine and is considered a foundational text of Ayurveda. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sushruta has received more than 1,015,020 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Sushruta is the 185th most popular physician (up from 310th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from India (up from 231st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Physician.

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Among physicians, Sushruta ranks 185 out of 509Before him are Haldan Keffer Hartline, Santorio Santorio, Li Shizhen, Franciscus Sylvius, Fritz Klein, and Charles Brenton Huggins. After him are Thomas Bartholin, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Leander of Seville, Johann Weyer, and Werner Haase.

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Among people born in 620 BC, Sushruta ranks 3Before him are Aesop and Alcaeus of Mytilene.  Among people deceased in 600 BC, Sushruta ranks 17Before him are Anacharsis, Ibycus, Cleisthenes of Sicyon, Harpagus, Philip I of Macedon, and Mimnermus. After him are Arsames, Hipponax, Miltiades the Elder, Leon of Sparta, Tanaquil, and Eupalinos.

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Among people born in India, Sushruta ranks 127 out of 1,227Before him are Abul A'la Maududi (1903), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), Lata Mangeshkar (1929), Aamir Khan (1965), and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838). After him are Ajay Devgn (1969), Ibrahim Lodi (1450), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), James Brooke (1803), Shantideva (685), and Mangal Pandey (1827).


Among physicians born in India, Sushruta ranks 2Before him are Ronald Ross (1857). After him are Kadambini Ganguly (1861), Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882), and Siddhartha Mukherjee (1970).