War hero MM Alam passes away

Alam was a North American F-86 Sabre flying ace and one-star general.

Web Desk March 18, 2013
This undated photograph released by the Pakistan Air Force shows MM Alam standing next to his F-86 Sabre. PHOTO: PAF

KARACHI: Retired Pakistani fighter pilot Air commodore Muhammad Mahmood Alam passed away in Karachi on Monday due to prolonged illness, reported Express News.

Alam was admitted to Pakistan Naval Station Shifa hospital in December last year and had been under treatment since then.

Alam was an North American Aviation F-86 Sabre flying ace and an air commodore, who served with the Pakistan Air Force. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat (“The star of courage”).

He received a Pakistani military decoration for his actions during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, during which he downed five Indian aircraft.

M M Alam, was born on July 6, 1935 in a well educated family of Calcutta in then British India. He completed his secondary education from Government High School in Dhaka In 1951. Alam joined the PAF in 1952 and was granted commission on October 2, 1953.


Creative | 8 years ago | Reply

I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You sir.

Candid1 | 8 years ago | Reply

He is the kind of role models Pakistanis need today. Extra-ordinary achiever, yet extra-ordinarily humble. He did what he had to do superlatively well, and never boasted about it. Pakistan is still on the map because of selfless service by the people of his generation, and that is the spirit we need now. Rest in peace MM Alam, thank you for your love, devotion, and duty to us as a nation, and may Allah shower you with his blessings and mercy.

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