Personal life and education
Sharif was born in
Punjab on 25 December 1949.
Sharif family are
 His father,
Muhammad Sharif, was an upper-middle-class businessman and industrialist whose family had emigrated from
Anantnag in Kashmir for business, and eventually settled in the village of
Jati Umra in
Amritsar district, Punjab at the beginning of the twentieth century. His mother's family came from
 After the
movement led by
Jinnah and his struggle to
Pakistan in 1947, his parents migrated from Amritsar to Lahore.
 His father followed the teachings of the
 His family owns
Ittefaq Group, a multimillion-dollar steel conglomerate
Sharif Group, a conglomerate company with holdings in agriculture, transport and sugar mills.
He is married to
Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif, who is also descended from a Kashmiri family.
 His brother
Shahbaz Sharif is the incumbent
Chief Minister of Punjab province, while his nephew
Hamza Shahbaz Sharif is a member of the
 His daughter
Maryam Nawaz is currently the chairperson for the prime minister's youth initiative. Maryam is married to politician
Muhammad Safdar Awan.
 His other daughter, Asma Nawaz, is married to Ali Dar, son of
Ishaq Dar, the current
finance minister of Pakistan.
 The personal residence of the Sharif family,
Raiwind Palace, is located in
Raiwind, on the outskirts of Lahore.
 He also has a residence in
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, known as the Sharif Villa, where he lived during his years in exile.
 His elder son,
Hussain Nawaz, is a businessman based in Saudi Arabia and currently resides in the Jeddah house.
 His younger son,
Hassan Nawaz, is also a businessman and lives in London.
He went to
Saint Anthony High School. He graduated from the
Government College University (GCU) with an
business degree and then received a
law degree from the
Law College of
Punjab University in
 Sharif underwent heart surgery in May 2016 in London. It was his second open-heart operation.
 His deteriorating health forced him to undergo an open heart surgery only three days before the presentation of country's annual budget. Many opposition leaders and the legal fraternity, including former
Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry have raised important questions impending constitutional crisis in the country. Chaudhry called for electing a new interim Prime Minister to avoid the crisis.