1965 war hero MM Alam passes away
18 March, 2013
KARACHI: 1965 war hero Muhammad Mahmood Alam popularly known as MM Alam passed away in Karachi after a protracted illness, here on Monday.
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.
'Our hero left us to make his final flight to the eternal destination. Personality, character and sacrifices of this brave Pakistani are beyond any word of description'. 'May Allah grant him eternal peace, Ameen', the PAF spokesman added.
President condoles death of M M Alam
President Asif Ali Zardari expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Air Commodore (retd) M.M. Aalam who passed away Monday.
The President has paid glowing tributes to his contributions towards defence of the country saying that late M. M. Alam was a source of inspiration who made the people proud through his valour and unmatched bravery in the defense of the motherland.
The President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and for the courage of the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.