Bloodbath on Dalal Street: Sensex suffers biggest fall in history

As the BSE Sensex falls 1,624.51 points -- the biggest-ever carnage in history -- let's look at the 10 biggest single-day and 10 biggest intra-day falls for the market

The BSE Sensex today closed the day at 25,741.56, down 1,624.51 points -- marking the biggest-ever carnage it has received historically.

Interestingly, seven out of the top-10 falls in the markets took place in 2008. But today's fall is the biggest intra-day crash since January 21, 2008 and biggest-ever single-day fall.

Following are the 10 biggest single-day falls at close:

  • August 24, 2015: 1,624.51 points
  • January 21, 2008: 1,408.35 points
  • March 17, 2008: 951.03 points
  • March 3, 2008 : 900.84 points
  • January 22, 2008: 875.41 points
  • February 11, 2008: 833.98 points
  • May 18, 2008: 826.38 points
  • March 13 2008: 770.63 points
  • December 17, 2007: 769.48 points
  • March 31, 2008: 726.85 points

Following are the 10 biggest intra-day falls for Sensex:

  • January 22, 2008: 2,272.93 points
  • January 21, 2008: 2,062.20 points
  • August 24, 2015 : 1,741.35 points
  • October 24, 2008: 1,204.88 points
  • October 10, 2008: 1,088.60 points
  • March 17, 2008: 1,022.25 points
  • February 11, 2008: 1,007.15 points
  • October 27, 2008: 1,003.68 points
  • October 8, 2008: 954.48 points
  • July 6, 2009: 953.61 points

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