Kootal Khan has songs for all the occasions from birth to death. Even being from a Muslim Managaniyaar community he sings bhajans of Krishna. Kootal says that like another music interest one has to go to someone and learn the same from a teacher but in his community children take birth with the inbuilt passion of music. He never had much interest in studies but for him, music is everything which doesn’t let them feel the absence of education. He is a learned traditional folk singer who sings all the folk songs which his father – grandfather has been singing from ages. He says that whatever he has learned is the only way of learning in his culture that is just through listening. He tells with pride that in his community when even a just born child cries, he cries in a raag and rhythm and so there is no necessary need to teach them or send them to some teacher in order to bring passion in them for music. Everyone in his community automatically learns from one generation to another.
He started learning Harmonium when he was 14 years old and it took him 5 years to master it. Late HH Jaswant Maan Singh HH of Khuri brought him to light out of his village in Khuri. Kootal then started playing at different venues like hotels, festivals, etc. He has played all over in India but didn’t go outside the country due to fear of airplane travel. He can play any track on his Harmonium. He is extremely talented. After so many years of staying in India and playing all over the country, he now wishes to go outside India and play on the International grounds.