An Indian Islamist preacher wanted by anti-terrorist agencies in New Delhi, took advantage of the events of the World Cup to take refuge in Qatar.
Zakir Naik is at the root of a diplomatic row between India and Qatar.
Prosecuted for financing terrorist operations and spreading religious hatred, Zakir Naik has gained popularity with his long speeches broadcast on his Dubai-based satellite television network.
The Islamist preacher is highly educated and fluent in English.
Qatar denies inviting Zakir Naik for the World Cup ceremonies. But Delhi accuses Qatar of being tolerant of extremist figures, having in the past hosted the Taliban.