Sentiment also turned better on recovery in the Shanghai index, which settled in the positive zone despite falling more than 4 percent during the day. In early morning trade, the rupee had weakened to around two-year lows at 65.40 against the greenback.
Sun Pharma was the top gainer by climbing 4.32 percent to Rs 927.25 on BSE. Cipla and Dr Reddy's surged by 1.79 percent and 1.07 percent, respectively. Lupin rallied by 2.59 percent.
The 30-share Sensex had opened lower at 27,721.25 on sustained selling pressure along with bearish global cues.
However, on the back of value-buying in blue-chip stocks, it staged a comeback to regain the 28,000 mark to touch day's high of 28,021.39. The index finally settled 100.10 points or 0.36 percent higher at 27,931.64.
The gauge had lost 235.77 points in previous two sessions. The 50-share NSE Nifty after reclaiming the crucial 8,500-mark hit a high of 8,520.45 and settled 28.60 points or 0.34 percent, at 8,495.15.
Of 30-share Sensex pack, 19 stocks closed in the green. Major gainers included Wipro 2.14 percent, Hero MotoCorp 1.82 percent, Bajaj Auto 1.02 percent, Infosys 0.97 percent, ICICI Bank 0.96 percent, RIL 0.88 percent, L&T 0.75 percent, ITC 0.59 and HUL 0.50 percent.
However, Hindalco, SBI, Coal India and Axis Bank witnessed selling pressure. Meanwhile, foreign investors sold shares worth Rs 255.42 crore, yesterday.
Sectorally, the BSE Healthcare index gained the most by rising 2.63 percent, followed by consumer durables 1.39 percent, IT 0.72 percent and capital goods 0.51 percent.
Broader markets too ended positive with small-cap and mid-cap indices rising by up to 0.24 percent. Mixed trend in other Asian and lower opening at European markets also influenced sentiment.


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