Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary

He was born to the famous Maizbhandary family that is linked to the Prophet Muhammad in Chittagong on December 2, 1959. He is a graduate of Business Administration. At present he is the President of the Dargah Mazar Federation and Bangladesh Waqf Estate Matwali Samity. He was also the President of Ahle Sunnat Jamaat Oikya Parishad. He was a member of the London-based World Religious Brotherhood and Spiritual Organization as well as a member of the central advisory committee of Bangladesh HinduBuddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad.
In 1990 Bhandari got involved with the movement triggered by the passing of a Mazar Bill
1990 during Ershad regime. In 1991, he won the Chittagong-4 seat as an Awami League
candidate. In 1995 he joined BNP and within a few months was made the central committee’s International Affairs Secretary. In 1996, he formed Jatiyatabadi Ulema Dal and became its President. In 2001, he contested in the election as a four-party candidate and lost. In 2005, Bhandari left BNP over its ties with the radical Jamaat-e-Islami group and the reluctance of the government to punish those behind terrorist attacks around the country. In August of the same year he formed Bangladesh Tariqat Federation.
He has been strongly against extremism and Islamic fundamentalism.