Reflecting the widespread recovery, all the sectoral indices led by consumer durables, metal and oil and gas were trading in the green, adding up to 2.6 per cent. The NSE Nifty also moved up 79.25 points, or 0.8 per cent, to quote at 9,967.95.
Traders said gains at most Asian markets tracking rallies on Wall Street following more buoyant US data and hopes of tax reforms bolstered trading sentiment here.
Big gainers in the Sensex kitty included Tata Steel, GAIL India, JSPL, NTPC and SBI - rising between 2.2 per cent and 4 per cent.
Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.36 per cent and Japan's Nikkei was up 0.25 per cent in early deals.
Financial markets in China are closed for a week-long holiday. US Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.50 per cent to close at another record high on Thursday.