Mumbai: The BSE benchmark index Sensex on Monday rose by nearly 100 points in morning trade on the back of strong rally in Infosys as market cheered N R Narayana Murthy's return the company's executive chairman.
The 30-share index, which had tanked 455.10 points in the previous session after GDP fell to decade's low, rose by 99.89 points, or 0.15 percent, to 19,860.19 points. The National Stock Exchange index Nifty gained 25.05 points, or 0.41 percent, to trade at 6,011.00 points.
Brokers said a fresh spell of buying in Infosys, following the return of N R Narayana Murthy as its Executive Chairman helped Sensex to trade in a positive zone. As a result, stocks of the country's second largest software services major Infosys rallied 7.74 percent to Rs 2,594.
However, stocks of country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India fell by 3.22 percent to Rs 1,554.40, after the company reported 14.4 percent decline in total sales in May.
In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.43 percent, while Japan's Nikkei fell 2.76 percent. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.36 percent lower in the previous session on Friday.


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