Forex dealers attributed the rupee's weakness to increased demand for US currency from importers and its strength against some other currencies overseas but a higher opening in the domestic equity market limited the fall.
The rupee had gained 12 paise to close at 61.50 against the dollar in Monday's trade on fresh selling of US currency by banks and exporters on the back of strong capital inflows.
Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 76.16 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 27,950.89 in morning trade on Tuesday.

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