The rupee recovered from its lifetime lows to close the day 25 paise higher at 82.75 (provisional) against the US dollar on Thursday amid weakness in the greenback in global market, as per a PTI report.
Fag-end buying in domestic equities also bolstered sentiment, forex traders said.
However, rising crude oil prices in the international market capped the rupee's gain, they added.
The local currency recovered on suspected RBI intervention after hitting a record low of 83.29 during the session, according to a PTI report.
At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened weak at 83.05 against the greenback but later lost ground to quote at 83.29. It also touched an intra-day high of 82.72.
The rupee pared all its losses to end at 82.75 (provisional), registering a gain of 25 paise over its previous close.
In the previous session, the rupee had settled at an all-time low of 83 against the dollar, added the PTI report.
In the domestic equity market, the 30-share BSE Sensex surged 95.71 points or 0.16 per cent to close at 59,202.90, and the broader NSE Nifty rose 51.70 points or 0.30 per cent to 17,563.95.
Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, slipped 0.17 per cent to 112.79.
Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, surged 1.17 per cent to USD 93.49 per barrel.