Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex rose by nearly 132 points in early trade on Friday on fresh buying by funds which took cues from firm Asian markets.
The 30-share index, which lost 138.35 points in the previous session, recovered by 131.48 points, or 0.81 per cent, to 16,168.99 with all the sectoral indices trading in the positive zone.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index moved up by 30.30 points or 0.66 per cent to 4,861.55.      

Brokers said a firm trend in global markets following the European Central Bank's decision to keep rates unchanged boosted the sentiments.
In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was up 0.54 per cent, while Japan's Nikkei Index rose by 0.98 per cent in morning trade.
In the US the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.17 per cent higher on Thursday.