LAHORE - First death anniversary of Air Commodore (r) Mohammad Mahmood Alam, popularly known as MM Alam, passed unnoticed on Tuesday, as no ceremony was held to remember the national hero.

Alam, famous for piloting an F-86 Sabre fighter, downed two damaged three Indian war planes at Sargodha during the 1965 war with India.` The war hero, was born on July 6, 1935 in Calcutta (Kolkata), India and was the eldest of 10 siblings. Having completed his secondary education in 1951 from Government High School in Dhaka, Alam joined PAF in 1952 and was commissioned on October 2, 1953. He died in Karachi on March 18, 2013.