Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad also known as Kanthapuram A.P Aboobacker Musliyar in Kerala, is a Sunni Muslim leader in India. He is the Grand Mufti of India, founder and current chancellor of Jamia Markaz, headquartered in Karanthur and spread all over the Indian states, which is perhaps the largest educational institution in the Asian continent. He has consecutively been ranked for many years as an influential Muslim from India by the prestigious Directory, “The Muslim 500”, published by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan. He presently holds the position of the General Secretary to a number of supreme educational and scholastic councils in India, namely Sunni Scholars Organisation of India, Islamic Education Board of India, Samastha Kerala Sunni Jam-iyyathul Ulema.