c.380 ? - c.450 ?
Susruta resided at the court of the Gupta kings at Pataliputra during the 'Golden Age' of Hindu culture.
Susruta wrote medical texts about surgery and he advocated the sterilization of wounds.
Susruta is the author of the Susrutasamhita, the work known after his name, and one of the most brilliant gems in Indian medical literature, and thus he is recognised as the father of Indian surgery.