Snapping its five-day long losing streak, the 30-share barometer gained by 93.51 points, or 0.45 percent, to 20,753.03 with auto, capital goods, realty, consumer durables and metal sector stocks leading the recovery. The index had lost over 667 points in the last five sessions.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 27.00 points, or 0.44 percent, to 6,181.70.     Brokers said emergence of buying by funds at prevailing levels amid a firming trend in the Asian region in line with overnight gains on the US markets following upbeat factory output data ahead of Federal Reserve meeting, mainly influenced the trading sentiments.

In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei spurted by 1.01 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 0.72 percent in early trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.82 percent higher in Monday's trade.

(Agencies)

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