1965 war hero Muhammad Mahmood Alam popularly known as MM Alam passed away in Karachi.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman said that Air commodore (retd) Muhammad Mahmud Alam passed away in Karachi on Monday morning after a long illness. He was 78.
MM Alam emerged as a hero in 1965 Pak-India war when as a fighter pilot he downed five Indian aircraft in less than a minute — the first four within 30 seconds.
Squadron Leader Muhammad Mahmud Alam emerged from 1965 War as Pakistan’s top scoring fighter ace. The picture shows him in his favourite F-86 F-35-NA with the victory tally marked on the aircraft (Nine kills and two probable). Squadron Leader Muhammad Mahmud Alam, Commander of No 11 Squadron in 1965, was already a notable leader and highly experienced pilot. He also excelled in gunnery competition as a skill that without a doubt contributed greatly to his becoming the first and the only jet ace in one mission.