He was 77 and is survived by his wife and two children, family sources said.
A Padma Bhushan awardee, Shenoy was an eminent columnist who contributed to several national and international media houses. He used to write on topics like national politics, economy, social issues and international affairs.
His body would be taken to Delhi tomorrow and the funeral details would be finalised later, family sources said.
Shenoy is a native of Cherayi in Ernakulam.
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