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Muhammad Mahmood Alam (known as M.M. Alam; 6 July 1935 – 18 March 2013) was a Pakistani fighter pilot, an F-86 Sabre flying ace and one-star general who served with the Pakistan Air Force.
Squadron Leader Muhammad Mahmud Alam, Commander of No 11 Squadron, was already a notable leader and highly experienced pilot in 1965, when he was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat (“The star of courage”), a Pakistani military decoration, for his actions during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Alam holds the record of having downed five Indian Air Force aircraft in less than a minute.
Alam was born on 6 July 1935 to a well-educated family of Kolkata, British India. Although born and raised in the Bengal region, Alam was not ethnically Bengali, contrary to common perception. Alam’s family was of Urdu-speaking Bihari origin, having emigrated from Patna and settled in the Bengal province of British India for a long time.The family migrated from Calcutta to eastern Bengal which became East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) following the formation of Pakistan in 1947.
Alam completed his secondary education in 1951 from Government High School, Dhaka, East Pakistan. He joined the then RPAF now PAF in 1952 and was granted commission on 2 October 1953.Alam’s brothers are M. Shahid Alam, an economist and a professor at Northeastern University,and M. Sajjad Alam, a particle physicist at SUNY Albany.
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