Tun Seri Lanang was an official of the Johor royalty who wrote ‘Sejarah Melayu’ or ‘Sulalatus Salatin’ (1612).He was born in 1565 in Bukit Seluyut, Kota Tinggi, Johor. His actual name was Tun Muhammad. His father was Orang Kaya Paduka Raja Ahmad and his mother was Tun Gengang. He came from a wealthy family or had the title because his ancestors were the family of the Bendahara Sri Maharaja of Melaka, leading to him Mani Purindan of Bukit Siguntang descent. Tun Seri Lanang was appointed the 14th Treasurer with the title of Bendahara Sri Maharaja Johor in 1580, by Sultan Ala-Jalla Abdul Jalil Syah. He died in 1615 in Aceh.
Source: Johor YWJ Literary Heritage (1997)