Zakir Abdul Karim Naik
(born 18 October 1965) is an Indian Islamic preacher, and the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).He is also the founder of the “comparative religion” Peace TV channel through which he reaches a reported 200 million viewers. He has been called an “authority on comparative religion”, “perhaps the most influential Salafi ideologue in India”, “the rock star of tele-evangelism and a proponent of modern Islam” and “the world’s leading Salafi evangelist”.
Born in Mumbai on 18 October, 1965, Dr. Naik graduated from Kishinchand Chellaram College. He later gained his MBBS at the Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital.