A statue dedicated to Sushruta, the father of Indian medicine, is on display at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne.
The 1.2m statue made out of marble with a granite base weighs a massive 550kg.
The college among its collection of rare and significant books in the field of medicine also has an English translation of Sushruta Samhita.
Australia considers the 6th century physician as the Indian counterpart of Hippocrates.
He worked with 125 surgical instruments and discovered over 300 types of surgery.
The statue was donated to the institute by its alumni Dr KM Cherian.
He performed India’s first successful coronary artery bypass surgery in 1975.