Midcap and smallcap stocks too joined the party.
Mirroring strong gains posted by several stocks in these sections, the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices closed higher by 3.2% and 2.4% respectively.
The mood was so bullish that all the components of the Sensex and Nifty ended in positive territory on the day.
Even among BSE 'A' Group stocks, only nine stocks ended weak on Tuesday.
Among them, Adani Power, EIH and Nalco lost 1% - 1.8% and the others ended just marginally down.