The 30-share index, which had gained 88.51 points in the previous sessions, fell by 135.16 points, or 0.67 percent, to 19,848.45 with banking, realty, consumer durables, capital goods and oil and gas sector stocks coming under pressure. The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty shed 50.20 points, or 0.85 percent, to 5,878.20.

Brokers said selling by funds after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday lowered its projection of India's growth rate to 3.75 percent in 2013 from 5.7 percent estimated earlier dampened the trading sentiments. Besides, a mixed trend on the Asian bourses following overnight losses on the US market triggered selling, they said.

In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.44 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index shed 0.62 percent in morning trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.07 percent lower on Tuesday.

(Agencies)

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