A 19-year-old chemical engineering student, Shreya Siddanagowda was involved in a fatal bus accident in September last year while returning to her college at Manipal from her home in Pune. She was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital where her both arms had to be amputated at the elbow below. It took a team of 20 surgeons and 16 anaesthetics at AIMS to perform the 13 hours long complex surgery which is also the first of its kind in the world where a male donor`s hands were transplanted on a female recipient. Shreya is currently undergoing a regime of movements for her fingers, wrists, and shoulders. Elbow movements are expected to start in a couple of weeks. She will regain 85% movement in the next one-and-half years. 100% recovery is not possible in this case, however, it is expected that Shreya will be able to live a near normal life in the next two years.