Syed Mahbub-e-Khoda, the founder of Dewanbagh Darbar Sharif in Motijheel of the capital, has died today in the age of seventy one years old. He was better known as Dewanbagi Pir. News of his death was confirmed from his Dewanbagh Darbar Sharif.
He was admitted to the hospital on Monday morning when he felt ill. He died at the hospital around 7:00 am.
According to the website of Dewanbagh Darbar Sharif, Mahbub-e-Khoda was born on 14 December 1949 in Bahadurpur village of Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria. His father’s name was Syed Abdur Rashid Sardar and his mother was Syeda Jobeda Khatun. He is the youngest of six brothers and two sisters.
He studied to Fazil from Karimia Alia Madrasa in Talshahar. Dewanbagi Pir received the Bayat from Abul Fazal Sultan Ahmed Chandrapuri, the founder of Chandrapara Darbar in Faridpur. Dewanbagi then married his daughter Hamida Begum.
Shortly after his marriage, he built a Darbar at Dewanbagh in Narayanganj and Mahbub-e-Khoda introduced himself as the Sufi emperor.
Gradually his followers continue to grow. At one stage he built a permanent court at 147 Arambagh in Motijheel.