The 8th death anniversary of “1965 War Hero” Muhammad Mahmood Alam, known as M M Alam is being observed today (Thursday).
Alam, nicknamed as ‘Little Dragon’ popularly, while piloting an F-86 Sabre had shot down five Indian war planes in less than a minute during 1965 war which is still an unbeaten record.
He altogether, downed nine war planes in the aerial fight.
MM Alam was the first ever fighter pilot for PAF, listed on top in the hall of famers’ list at the PAF Museum in Karachi.
He was awarded the ‘Sitara-e-Jurat’.
After a protracted illness, Alam died in Karachi on this date in 2013 at the age of 77.