Mumbai: The Sensex improved by over 60 points in opening trade on Monday on emergence of buying in fundamentally strong shares at attractive low levels.

However, market participants kept their commitments restricted ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy review this week.

The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark, which has lost 466 points in the previous five sessions, recovered by 60.73 points, or 0.32 percent, to 19,196.69 points.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index also moved up by 8.85 points, or 0.15 percent, to 5,758.35.

Brokers said the emergence of buying by funds and investors, taking positive cues from other Asian markets in line with gains in the US market, mainly influenced   the trading sentiment.

In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei index rose by 1.16 per cent in morning trade on Monday. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.37 per cent higher in the previous session.

(Agencies)