London (Agencies): Begum Kulsoom Nawaz , wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, on Tuesday passed away in London after a months-long battle with cancer.

Begum Kulsoom had been placed on life support earlier today as her health began deteriorating.

Death of Kulsoom Nawaz was confirmed by her son Hassan and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president, Shehbaz Sharif.

Begum Kulsoom travelled to the British capital city in August last year, where she was diagnosed with Lymphoma, prompting Sharif family members to get her admitted to the upscale health facility.

The former first lady, who contested elections from NA-120 Lahore last year, was shifted to the intensive care unit at a UK hospital from the emergency unit after her condition deteriorated ahead of Eid ul Fitr.

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