Nifty, the National Stock Exchange's index ended at 2532.4, down 51.60 points or 2 per cent. The index touched an intra-day low of 2,252.75. BSE Midcap Index ended 3.70 per cent down and BSE Smallcap Index fell 4.53 per cent. Major gainers of Sensex were Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Communications and Sterlite Industries. Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Grasim Industries and Tata Power were major losers.
Asian markets continued to plummet as a result of the current global financial crisis.