Natwar Gandhi bids adieu

December 30, 2013

Gandhi says he will now focus on his true passion: writing poetry. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

On Friday, for the first time in more than 15 years, Natwar M. Gandhi won’t be reporting to work for the District government. He leaves the job of chief financial officer after 13 years, rightly taking credit for raised expectations and professionalism, but also exiting amid ongoing concerns about his management acumen — particularly regarding the tax department he once led. In an exit interview, he admitted few regrets and looked forward to devoting the next chapter of his life to his true passion: Gujarati poetry.

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Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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