10 BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY CRASHES IN D-STREET SENSEX HISTORY The Sensex has plummeted nearly 1,466 points from October 1 to 10, 2018. In the first week of October, the BSE benchmark index plunged 1,851 points marking the biggest weekly fall in absolute terms.
THE BIGGEST INTRA-DAY FALL IN SENSEX WAS RECORDED ON JANUARY 22, 2008, WHEN IT DIVED 2,273 POINTS. HERE ARE THE 10 BIGGEST SINGLE DAY CRASHES IN SENSEX’S HISTORY
February 11, 2008 | 834 points
| The Sensex plunged 1,007 points intra-day and it ended 834 points, or 4.78 per cent lower. The benchmark index closed at 16,630 points on growing global worries over slowing economic expansion. Weak global markets and disappointing corporate earnings affected the market sentiments.
February 2, 2018 | 840 points
| Benchmark index witnessed steepest single-day fall in more than a year as stricter tax rules for stock investments and the easing of fiscal deficit targets unnerved investors. The Sensex plunged 840 points, or 2.3 per cent to close at 35,067.
January 6, 2015 | 855 points |
The Sensex plunged 855 points or over 3 per cent closing at 26,987. The BSE be enchmark opened at 27,694 and sank as as low as 26,937 points, marking the eighth biggest fall in the list. July 6, 2009 | 870 points |
The Sensex tumbled 6.98 per cent intra-day or 954 points as the government did not introduce any reform when it presented the Union Budget. The index, however, recovered later to close 870 points lower, or 5.8 per cent to 14,043.4.