The seventh death anniversary of the hero of Indo-Pak War of September 1965 Air Commodore Muhammad Mahmood Alam is being observed on Wednesday (today).
Air Commodore MM Alam was awarded the third highest military award of Sitara-e-Jurat for his dauntless and chivalrous contributions during the 1965 war. He breathed his last on this day in 2013.
The hero of 1965 war MM Alam was born on July 6, 1935 in Kolkata, India and joined PAF in 1952.
According to the PAF, MM Alam shot 5 Indian jets in less than a minute, the first four within 30 seconds and established a world record which is still unbroken. The list of his kills is as follows:
- Squadron Leader Ajit Kumar Rawlley, No. 7 Sqn, KIA near Tarn Taran.
- Squadron Leader Onkar Nath Kacker, No. 27 Sqn, POW
- Squadron Leader Suresh B Bhagwat, No. 7 Sqn
- Flying Officer Jagdev Singh Brar, No. 7 Sqn, KIA, near Sangla Hill.
- Flying Officer Farokh Dara Bunsha, No. 7 Sqn, KIA, near Amritsar
- For his heroics in the war, MM Alam was awarded Sitara-e-Jurrat.