The 30-share index surged 145.45 points, or 0.58 percent, to 25,098.19 points with all sectoral indices led by consumer durables, FMCG, banking and realty, trading in the positive zone, rising by up to 1.65 percent.

The gauge gained 275.37 points in the previous session on Friday as foreign funds continued to pump in money amid a firm global trend on the dovish stance of the US Federal Reserve.

On similar lines, the NSE Nifty was trading 34 points, or 0.44 percent, higher at 7,638.35. Brokers said continued buying by investors and inflows by foreign funds, coupled with a firm trend at other Asian markets, helped market mood improve.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up by 0.26 percent in early trade today while Japanese financial markets are closed for a public holiday.

The Shanghai Composite index was quoting 1.96 percent higher in initial hours. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.69 percent higher in Friday's trade.

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