Born visually impaired in a poor family in Rajasthan, he managed to continue his studies with the support of his elder brother who was also visually impaired. He excelled in his studies and was the first visually impaired candidate to qualify in the SSC Hindi shorthand and stenography examination. Currently a Senior Manager with a national bank, Khan is also a singer and composer with many stage performances and over 50 music compositions. He has been invited in the panel of judges at national level music competitions for visually impaired persons. He received the National Award for the Welfare of Persons with Disabilities in 1989.