Shanavas was the working leader of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee and a Member of Parliament of the sixteenth Lok Sabha of India.
M. I. Shanavas spoke to the Wayanad voting public and was an individual from the Indian National Congress.
He was an individual from the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee since 1983.
He won the 2009 Lok Sabha decision from Wayanad.
He passed away in Chennai, following complications from a liver transplant.
M. I. Shanavas died at 67 years old.