Nawabzada Syed Shams Haider son of Nawabzada Syed Maqbool Ahmed was born on December 23, 1957 in Lahore. He graduated from FC College, Lahore in 1981 and obtained the degree of BBA in 1983 from Ohio University, . He comes of a prominent religious-cum-political family of the Punjab. His grandfather Nawab Sir Mehr Shah and his granduncle Raja Ghazanfar Ali Khan had been Members of the Punjab Assembly; his close relatives have also been serving in the National as well as the Provincial Legislatures. He served as Member, District Council Jhelum for seven years. He remained Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 1993-96 and 1997-99; and also functioned as Parliamentary Secretary for Health during 1997-99. He has returned to the Punjab Assembly for the third term in general elections 2008.
Jalalpur Sharif, Tehsil Pind Dadan Khan, District Jhelum. 31-A-FCC Gulberg, Lahore.