Jindal Steel and Power also was in strong demand and notched up handsome gains of 3.28 per cent.
From the realty segment, Unitech flared up 9.30 per cent,Ackruti City by 8.70 pc, Parsvnath Dev by 6.75 pc, MahindraLife - 2.83 pc, Orbid Corp - 2.27 pc, Indiabulls Real Est -2.04 pc and HDIL by 1.78 pc.
Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) bought sharesworth Rs 233.05 crore yesterday as per provisional data, afterinjecting Rs 228.40 crore on Monday.
From the overseas markets, Asian stocks ended mixed withupward bias. Key indices from China, Hong Kong, Japan andSingapore ended in the green, while those from South Korea andTaiwan closed in the red. European shares were trading higherin their afternoon deals.
In all, 14 of 30 index-based stocks closed with gains,while others finished with losses. Jaipra Asso was the topgainer from the Sensex pack with a surge of 6.67 per cent.
Other major gainers were Wipro (3.03 pc), Tata Power (1.74pc), L&T (1.51 pc), HUL (0.99 pc) and SBI (0.90 pc).
However, HDFC was the top loser with a fall of 2.53 percent followed by Rel Com (1.72 pc), M&M (1.55 pc), Hero Honda(1.41 pc), ONGC (1.18 pc), Cipla (1.05 pc), BHEL (0.97 pc) andHDFC Bank (0.69 pc).
Among the sectoral indices, BSE-Realty firmed up by 2.12per cent, BSE-Metal by 1.49 pc and BSE-CD by 1.02 pc, whileBSE-HC declined 0.58 pc and BSE-Auto by 0.37 pc.
The total market breadth remained positive with 1,688stocks gaining ground against 1,104 finishing with fall onBSE. The total turnover dropped to Rs 3,094.03 crore fromRs 3,791.96 crore yesterday.