The accountant

His father was the dreaded headmaster of the local Gujarati medium charity school; both feared and adored by generations of students. His integrity was legendary. The headmaster was harsher with his own children. His son though was a bright lad by the standards of that sleepy town and managed a scholarship in Bombay. Those were the early days of chartered accountancy in India. Senior income tax officers were automatically designated as chartered accountants without being required to pass any arduous exam. Even after an exam becoming mandatory, it was relatively easy to pass in the first five years. The lad......

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