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The famous physician during Buddha's time was
1. Kautilya
2. nachiketa
3. Charaka
4. Jivaka

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Jivaka

The correct answer is Jivaka.

  • Jivaka is known by Buddhists as the personal physician to the Buddha.
  • His closeness with the Buddhism and early patronage of the faith have made him a great emulation and reverence.
  • His practice of medicine includes some notable contributions to surgery.
  • He was appointed in the court of Bimbisara.
  • He is generally known as 'King of Medicine' and his accounts are also mentioned in Buddhist texts.

  • Chanakya is also known as Kautilya and Vishnugupta.
  • He was prime minister under the reign of Chandragupta Maurya.
  • He is best known as the author of the political treatise Arthashastra which he wrote as a kind of instruction manual for the young Chandragupta on how to rule effectively.
  • He is usually known as the father of Indian medicine.
  • He was one of the principal contributors to Ayurveda, a system of medicine and lifestyle developed in Ancient India.

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