sudhakar Shinde, a 2015 batch IAS officer succumbed to Covid-19 in Pune on last night. Diagnosed with the virus, the 35-year-old was being transported from Pune to Aurangabad when he breathed his last. The deceased officer was holding the charge of joint Secretary of the state finance department. Initial reports indicate that Sudhakar Shinde was brought to Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune on October 9. Dr Sanjay Pathare, medical director at Ruby Hall Clinic said Shinde’s pulse was flat the first time he checked it. Shinde had returned to his native town of Nanded in Maharashtra on 15 days’ leave from Tripura. His leave was valid until October 2.