Sushrata was believed to have been born somewhere near Bihar, in the eastern part of India. He is believed to be the father of Indian surgery. During the era India was not developed in medicine, Indian people used the secret of ayurveda (medicines from the trees and the roots). Sushrata was the first Indian to practice surgery. He first practiced rhinoplasty in India, which is considered very complicated. He performed this surgery on a soldier who damaged his nose during the war time.