Pakistan’s very own fighter ace of the Air Force, the Squadron Leader MM Alam, was Pakistan’s top scoring fighter ace in the 1965 Indo-Pak War, downing nine Indian fighters in his F-86 Sabre fighter during the war. He holds the world record for downing five Indian aircrafts in under a minute, with the first four coming in only 30 seconds, a record that still stands to this day. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat.
Muhammad Mahmood Alam died in Karachi on 18 March 2013.
M. M. Alam Road, a major road in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan is named in honor of the flying ace of Pakistan Air Force, Air Commodore Muhammad Mahmood Alam.
On 20 March 2014, on account of his first death anniversary, the PAF Airbase Mianwali was renamed after him as PAF Base M.M. Alam.