Indian shares clocked a record closing high on Wednesday helped by a rally in auto and realty stocks, while investors awaited a central bank policy meet due this week.
The Nifty ended 0.30 percent higher at 9,265.15. Earlier in the day the index hit 9273.9, its highest ever.
The benchmark Sensex closed up 0.21 percent at 29,974.24 after breaching the 30,000 mark earlier in the session for the first time since March 4, 2015.
(Reporting by Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Vyas Mohan)