Munshi Abudllah Bin Abdul Kadir
The Malaya born writer of mixed Yemeni and Tamil descent that grew up in Malacca.
His Hikayat Abdullah published in 1849 and translated into English and other languages, gave a vivid picture of his life and times. He is considered to be father of modern Malay literature.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin