The benchmark index extended the last week's steepest loss in four years as sentiment was hit after another round of tepid data added to the concerns over China's economy.

Moreover, investors traded with caution ahead of the release of TCS' quarterly numbers tomorrow. Logging its fifth loss in six sessions, the BSE index settled 109.29 points or 0.44 percent lower at 24,825.04. The index had risen 82.50 points to log a relief rally on Friday. The 50-issue NSE ended at 7,563.85, down 37.50 points or 0.49 percent.

M&M took the biggest knock as it plunged 3.40 per cent followed by Wipro 3.27 per cent. Adani Ports (3.13 percent), BHEL (2.57 percent), Dr Reddy's (2.56 percent), SBI (2.23 percent), ICICI Bank (2.22 percent), Cipla (1.96 percent) and TCS (1.43 percent).

Other prominent losers included Coal India, Sun Pharma, ONGC, HDFC, GAIL, Lupin, Bajaj Auto, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, Infosys and L&T. From the gainers pack, RIL surged the most by climbing 2.69 percent, Tata Motors rose 2.04 percent and Maruti Suzuki perked up by 1.51 percent.

Sector-wise, the BSE healthcare index fell the most by 1.37 percent followed by IT 1.10 percent, teck 1.06 percent, PSU 0.98 percent and banking 0.79 percent.

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