Mumbai: Condoling the demise of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, actor Ronit Roy on Friday said that the former Indian prime minister had worked for the construction of a better and united India.

Expressing his grief during an event, Ronit said told ANI the late BJP stalwart was one of those who was known for his work and great thinking.” He added, “I extend my condolence to his family.” During the promotion of her upcoming film, ‘Happy Phirr Bhaag Jaegi’, Bollywood star Sonakshi Sinha also paid homage to the former Indian prime minister, saying, “It was a sad day for our entire country. We are all grieving his loss. He has given this country a lot in the past.” Her co-star and actress Diana Penty also said that India has lost one of its finest missionaries and courageous leader.

Other celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar, Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Madhur Bhandarkar, and Paresh Rawal had earlier paid their tributes minutes after Vajpayee’s death was announced. Vajpayee, who was India’s 10th prime minister, passed away on Thursday at the age of 93 following a prolonged illness. He was cremated with state honour at the Smriti Sthal in New Delhi on Friday.