- "We want no Caesars."
Prior to achievement of Indian independence from the British Empire, he was one of the top aides of Mahatma Gandhi. In March 1930, he was sentenced to six months in prison for violating the Salt Law. Having read of his conviction in The Star Dispatch, Edith Keeler regarded it as unjust. (TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows)
He was the father of Indira Gandhi and the maternal grandfather of Rajiv Gandhi, both of whom would later serve as Prime Minister of India in the 1980s before being assassinated. (TOS novels: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1, The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2)
Nehru Colony was named after him. One of the colony's cities, Indira City, was named after his daughter. In 2364, Marion Dulmur and his then wife Megumi resided in Motilal City, which was named after Nehru's father. (DTI novel: Watching the Clock)