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Nawaz's wife dies in London

IANS  |  London 

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former and now jailed Sharif, passed away in a hospital here on Tuesday after months of battle with cancer, the family said.

She is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, and

Kulsoom was placed on life support earlier in the day as her health deteriorated, Geo News reported.

The three-time former was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma in August last year and had been since then in where she underwent multiple surgeries.

She was elected from Lahore's NA-120 constituency in a by-election after her husband was disqualified from the seat by the last year but left for Britain even before she could start campaigning.

In her absence, ran her campaign. Due to her illness, Kulsoom was unable to return and formally take oath as a member of the

Born in 1950 in to a Kashmiri family, Kulsoom attended and graduated from the in She received a Master's degree in Urdu from in 1970.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 16:38 IST