- Tag results for Sensex closing
Most Asian markets skidded to multi-month lows and European shares opened sharply lower on worries over corporate earnings and global growth.
The Sensex swung nearly 575 points during the session on heavy buying and selling by participants.
The benchmark Sensex closed down 0.84 per cent at 33,847.23, its lowest close since April 9.
The rupee touched a life-low of 72.6750 to the dollar, forcing the government to consider measures to soften the fall. It has declined nearly 15 per cent against the dollar this year.
The Nifty Auto index climbed 2.2 per cent, with Hero MotoCorp Ltd, up 5.2 per cent, topping the gains.
The NSE Nifty, after touching a high of 11,030.25, ended 53.10 points, or 0.48 per cent higher at 11,010.20.
The broad-based Nifty cracked below the 11,000-mark as 35 of its constituents closed in the red, led by pharma and metal shares.
The 30-share Sensex hit a high of 36,274.33 before ending at 36,239.62, up 304.90 points or 0.85 per cent.
The broader NSE Nifty moved between 10,809.60 and 10,725.90, before finishing 30.95 points, or 0.29 per cent down at 10,741.10.
Indian shares ended higher on Friday, tracking gains in global equities, as investors bought shares of recent underperformers such as pharma and financials.
Vishal Sikka's resignation as Infosys CEO today dealt a big blow to stock indices as the Sensex plunged 271 points while the Nifty managed to end above 9,800.
Sentiments were mostly bolstered on sustained buying by domestic institutional investors and retailers amid optimism over the upcoming earnings season.